Over the last couple of years Wayne Gretzky has tried to get re-connected with the Edmonton Oilers with the emergence of Connor McDavid.

However the Oilers looked like a mess last year, and could easily wind up a mess once again this year and it looks like Gretzky will be following a different team now. 

Gretzky has signed on to be the global ambassador of the Kunlun Red Star of the KHL. 

"Having Wayne Gretzky on board is a tremendous boost for hockey in China," Red Star's Executive Director Ao Meng told the ChinaDaily.com's Sun Xiaochen. "To now have him part of the growth of hockey in China in the buildup to the 2022 Winter Olympics will promote interest and participation in the sport, especially among young people."

Gretzky will be making his way over to China for the first time and he's pretty excited. 

"I'm excited to make my first trip to China next month and partner with Kunlun Red Star to grow this wonderful game," Gretzky said. "I'm looking forward to seeing more and more young players take part in the sport."

Source: The Score
Image Credit: Eric Risberg, The Associated Press