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Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players
Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0228101379

"A must-have for hockey lovers."
-- Library Journal

Profiles, stories, artifacts and archival images of every player in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The greatest individual honor that can be bestowed upon a professional hockey player is to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players celebrates each and every one of the 276 players who have been so honored since the Hall of Fame's first class in 1945.

Here are just a few of the Hockey Hall of Fame's most famous inductees:

  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Gordie Howe
  • Bobby Orr
  • Maurice Richard
  • Guy Lafleur
  • Patrick Roy
  • Tim Horton
  • Johnny Bower
  • Ken Dryden
  • Mark Messier
  • Brett Hull
  • Steve Yzerman
  • Joe Sakic
  • Scott Niedermayer
  • Eric Lindros
  • Teemu Selanne
  • Dominik Hasek.

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players also features artifacts and memorabilia from the Hockey Hall of Fame's extensive archive, including Wayne Gretzky's record setting 802nd goal puck, Jacques Plante's game-changing mask, and Mario Lemieux's 1987 Canada Cup jersey.

Complete with more than 450 photos and full of artifacts, stats, facts, quotes and other interesting stories and snapshots from each star's career -- Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players is the definitive book on the stars who have been awarded hockey's most prestigious honor.

100 Things Wild Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Wild Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Paperback      ISBN: 1629375128

Featuring traditions, records, and lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Minnesota Wild fan should know. Whether you greeted the team at its inception or whether you're a more recent supporter of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Team reporter Dan Myers has collected every essential piece of Wild knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia: NHL Centennial Edition
Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia
NHL Centennial Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1770859543

Think you know hockey? Think again

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia features the most distinguished and influential men and women who have ever played the game, policed the ice or called the shots from the bench and the boardroom.

In this second edition, hockey trivia guru Don Weekes looks to stump readers with a centennial-anniversary themed chapter containing questions to tickle novices and pros alike with clues that span the NHL's 100 years.

Divided into eight fascinating chapters, 175 questions and eight compelling games challenge you with the best of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Try your luck with questions such as these:

  • Superstars Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk wear sweater numbers honoring which Hall of Fame member?
  • How many of the five Canadian skaters on the ice when Darryl Sittler scored the climactic 1976 Canada Cup-winner later became Hall members?
  • Which modern-day player entered the Hall of Fame having scored the highest percentage of his team's total goals in one season?
  • Which NHL 500-goal-scorer waited the longest for Hall recognition after his retirement?
  • Fully illustrated with more than 300 images, Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia will enlighten novice fans, challenge die-hard fans and provide fun for anyone interested in hockey and the Hockey Hall of Fame.

    Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia is the official Hockey Hall of Fame trivia book.

    The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum in Toronto, Ontario, honors and preserves the history of ice hockey and those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of the game.

    Stanley Cup: The Complete History
    Stanley Cup
    The Complete History
    Paperback      ISBN: 0228101387

    An official Hockey Hall of Fame book.

    The definitive book on the history of the Stanley Cup and the championship teams that have won it.

    Between the 1892-93 Amateur Hockey Association season and the 2017-18 NHL season, the Stanley Cup has been awarded 146 times in 126 seasons to 30 different franchises.

    In Stanley Cup, Eric Zweig details every single championship, including rosters, stats, and stories from the seasons and the playoffs.

    Over 200 photographs and incredibly unique statistical tables round out the season-by-season championship breakdown. Find answers for such questions as:

    • How many Stanley Cup finals were decided in Game 7?
    • How many Stanley Cup finals were decided in overtime?
    • Who has scored a Stanley Cup-winning goal and then went on to win a Cup as a coach?
    • How many players have won the Stanley Cup with three or more teams?
    • Who had the longest career without winning the Stanley Cup?
    • What are the most goals by one team in a Stanley Cup final game?
    • and many more.

    Chart the course of hockey history and revisit the dynasties and Cinderella stories of each and every decade. From Bobby Baun's overtime winner on a broken leg to stave off elimination in the 1964 Stanley Cup final to Brett Hull's infamous "no goal" in Buffalo to seal the 1999 final, Stanley Cup is full of magic moments and incredible achievements.

    Before the Stars: Early Major League Hockey and the St. Paul Athletic Club Team
    Before the Stars
    Early Major League Hockey and the St. Paul Athletic Club Team
    Paperback      ISBN: 1681340763

    In the early twentieth century, before the National Hockey League had established a presence in the United States, a team from St. Paul played at the highest levels of hockey in the country. Sports historian Roger A. Godin resurrects the story of the St. Paul Athletic Club team--the AC's--and argues they were instrumental in turning Minnesota into one of the nation's first hockey hotbeds and gave birth to what is now known as the "State of Hockey." Godin also paints a fascinating history of the evolution of the sport from its amateur days to the arrival of the professional version we see today.

    In Before the Stars Godin traces the development of the AC's from their origins to their capture of the MacNaughton Cup in 1916 as winners of the American Amateur Hockey Association title and to their later battles in 1922 and 1923 at the national finals of the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association. Godin profiles players such as Tony Conroy, Ed Fitzgerald, Cy Weidenborner, Emmy Garrett, and Frank "Moose" Goheen, who led the AC's to national prominence and was the second American player elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto after the legendary Hobey Baker. Godin argues that Goheen was the greatest player that Minnesota ever produced and one of the best players of his era.

    Readers are taken back to a time when players fielded seven-man teams using rovers, angry skaters swung at opposing coaches and referees, goal umpires raised white flags to signal goals, and fans watched games in massive hippodromes and celebrated their teams in torchlight parades. Before the Stars is a captivating history of the sport's early years and a must read for any hockey fan.

    The Hockey Goalie's Complete Guide: An Essential Development Plan
    The Hockey Goalie's Complete Guide
    An Essential Development Plan
    Paperback      ISBN: 1554074762

    An essential training manual for hockey goalkeepers.

    The Hockey Goalie's Complete Guide offers practical advice and information for goalkeepers and their coaches and trainers. Anyone interested in hockey goalkeeping will enjoy reading about NHL trainer Fran ois Allaire and his four-year development plan that includes:

    • Basic techniques
    • Skating techniques
    • On-ice and off-ice training methods
    • How to evaluate goalkeepers on and off the ice
    • The trainer's role.

    Step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations show how to execute each recommended technique, movement and exercise, and detailed color photographs complement the expert counsel. Each chapter has an at-a-glance summary and a chart that outlines all the techniques and exercises featured.

    This authoritative and practical guide also includes forms that allow players, coaches and trainers to record and refer to a goalkeeper's progress and performance during games. These tracking forms are important for annual evaluations and for planning revisions to ongoing training programs.

    100 Years, 100 Moments: A Centennial of NHL Hockey
    100 Years, 100 Moments
    A Centennial of NHL Hockey
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0771051212
    For the NHL's 100th season, a fan-friendly, argument starter of a book, compiling the 100 most impactful moments in league history.

    From ostentatious scoring totals to unstoppable teams destined for championships, the NHL boasts a history of greatness. But as die-hard fans well know, greatness isn't the whole story. In this image-rich, licenced celebration of the NHL's past and present, veteran hockey journalist Scott Morrison mines a century of NHL hockey to find the game's 100 most important moments. From Bobby Orr's 1969-70 trophy haul, to Detroit coach Scotty Bowman's unprecedented icing of five Russians at once on the Red Wings' way to their first of several Stanley Cups, the Stastny brothers' defection, and Roger Neilson reviewing a game on VHS, these moments weren't always the photogenic peaks of athletic glory that graced the morning news, but each of them changed the game.
    The NHL 100 Years in Pictures & Stories
    The NHL 100 Years in Pictures & Stories
    Paperback      ISBN: 1770859705

    Celebrate the NHL's centennial anniversary with the Hockey Hall of Fame -- fully updated with the events that capped the NHL's centennial anniversary

    In The NHL 100 Years in Pictures and Stories, authors Ryan Dixon and Bob Duff recount the events that have shaped the league from its madcap early years all the way to the 31-team elite professional sport that it is today.

    From game changing decisions like allowing goalies to wear masks, to jaw-dropping performances like Maurice Richard's 50 goals in 50 games, there is no stone left unturned.

    Some of the events you'll read about in 100 NHL Years:

  • 1945: Maurice Richard scores 50 goals in 50 games
  • 1951: Bill Barilko scores his last goal -- a Cup winner
  • 1958: Willie O'Ree breaks the NHL's color barrier
  • 1959: Jacques Plante starts to wear a mask
  • 1960: Montreal Canadiens first ever five-time Cup champs
  • 1966: Bobby Hull breaks Richard's 50-goal record
  • 1971: Phil Esposito scores 76 goals
  • 1980: Peter Stastny defects to the NHL
  • 1981: Wayne Gretzky scores 50 goals in 39 games
  • 1989: First Russians play in the NHL
  • 1998: NHL players go to the Olympics
  • 2003: NHL takes the game outside
  • 2005: NHL installs shootout
  • 2015: Carey Price becomes first goalie to win four major awards
  • 2017: The NHL's 31st team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights debut.
  • With more than 200 images, hundreds of star players and dozens of artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame, The NHL 100 Years in Pictures and Stories is the definitive guide to the NHL's centennial celebration.

    A Passion to Win
    A Passion to Win
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1600783686

    This endearing story of perseverance and determination casts new light on the memorable 50-year career Lou Nanne achieved in hockey while both on and off the rink. He played in 635 NHL regular season games for the Minnesota North Stars, the only defenseman to lead the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in scoring, and was the captain of the University of Minnesota's Gophers and the 1968 U.S. Olympic men's hockey team. Lou Nanne has done it all, and now for the first time shares his life's journey of great memories, accomplishments, and sorrows in his autobiography, A Passion to Win. Nanne takes readers into the locker rooms and onto the ice in some of the greatest NHL arenas in both the United States and Canada, talking about not only the sensational wins but also the losses that haunt him to this day. Most notably, he speaks frankly about his most harrowing struggle: the disease that nearly overcame him and resulted in his departure from hockey.

    Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies: Profiles, Memorabilia, Essays and Stats
    Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies
    Profiles, Memorabilia, Essays and Stats
    2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1770852867

    Praise for the first edition:

    "A wealth of information about goalies... the photographs are stunning." -- Resource Links

    Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies features the most distinguished and influential men and women who ever patrolled the crease, exploring the careers of such stars as Georges Vezina, Johnny Bower, Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden, Tony Esposito and Patrick Roy. These are the goal keepers that forever changed the game, raising the bar for all who followed.

    This new edition includes the addition of two star goalies, Dominic Hasek and Ed Belfour.

    In this comprehensive illustrated reference:

    • Chris McDonell profiles all 33 goaltenders enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame
    • Bob Duff explores the pioneers and trailblazers of goaltending, including the stars of international and women's hockey
    • Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated analyzes the position of goaltender from the other players' perspective
    • Brian Costello of The Hockey News chronicles the history of the NHL's two goaltending-specific trophies (the Vezina and the William Jennings), as well as the goaltenders who have taken home other significant NHL awards, such as the Conn Smyth MVP trophy for the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Hart trophy for MVP of the league.
    • The Hockey Hall of Fame's impressive goaltending artifacts in a stunning photo collection
    • Bob Duff uncovers the history, lore and evolution of goalie equipment, including gloves, chest protectors, pads and, most significantly, the mask
    • Former NHL goaltender Brian Hayward opines on what makes hockey goaltenders so unique.

    Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies is the official Hockey Hall of Fame book on goalies and the definitive book on the topic.

    The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum in Toronto honors and preserves the history of ice hockey and those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of the game.