Wayne Gretzky will be behind the bench for Sunday's NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

The Great One will replace John Tortorella as the head coach of  the Metropolitan team.

Tortorella, head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, is missing All-Star weekend due to a personal family matter. 

Gretzky, the all-time leader in points, coached the Arizona Coyotes for four seasons from 2005 to 2009, posting a record of 143-161-24.