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Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players
     

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players

by Steve Cameron (Editor)
 

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

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 player who has been so honored since the first class in 1945, and all the way to the class of

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

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 player who has been so honored since the first class in 1945, and all the way to the class of 2015.

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

  • Wayne Gretzky
  • Gordie Howe
  • Bobby Orr
  • Maurice Richard
  • Guy Lafeur
  • Patrick Roy
  • Tim Horton
  • Johnny Bower
  • Ken Dryden
  • Mark Messier
  • Brett Hull
  • Steve Yzerman
  • Joe Sakic
  • Scott Niedermayer
  • 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 over 70 artifacts—as well as 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.

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.

Editorial Reviews

TBO.com (The Tampa Tribune) - Bob D'Angelo
[Review of first edition:] Imagine walking through the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto with your own personal tour guide, an authoritative voice that gives you the history and the story behind each member. That's the effect readers will get when poring through Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players. Every player inducted into the Hall of Fame, since the inaugural class of 1945 and through this year, is included. The book contains more than 450 photographs and an additional 100 snapshots of hockey artifacts, plus colorful graphs and charts. There are player quotes and sidebar stories that make for fascinating reading... It's a hefty book, crammed with facts, stories and vintage black-and-white photographs. If you're a hockey fan with a sense of history, this coffee table-sized book is perfect to thumb through... If you cannot make it to the Hockey Hall of Fame, this book is the perfect substitute.
Edmonton Sun
[Review of first edition:] Another great coffee table entry compiled by the kids from the Hall packed with photos and stats of the honoured members.
Guelph Mercury
[Review of first edition:] Amazing new photos straight from the Hall of Fame archives as well as strong writing and sidebar features.
Vancouver Sun
[Review of first edition:] This is all the fun of touring the Hockey Hall of Fame without having to visit Toronto.
Winnipeg Free Press
[Review of first edition:] Who's the best hockey player ever? Best left winger? These are the shorts of questions that, despite being impossible to answer, have fuelled endless debate among puck fans for generations. The Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players won't likely resolve any of those argument, but it'll certainly make anyone who reads it much better prepared for the next Who's best? faceoff at the local watering hole.
Shelf Life
[Review of first edition:] Since hockey began, there have been thousands of players who were part of the game. Not every player was destined for greatness, but those who were considered above average, were destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Not everyone is enshrined there, but in the book 450 of the stars are noted... Some are still living, many have passed on, but for the hockey purist these are the individuals who made the game of hockey what it is. To make the book even more vital, rather than simply listing all players alphabetically, they are noted by position... With each player noted, their greatest accomplishments are given, plus there are lots of photos for fans of the sport, to savor. Any real fan of the sport will enjoy the vintage and more recent photos of not only the players, but also jerseys, sticks, goalie pads, goalie masks, and pucks... You will find the book most appealing.
Annual Holiday Gift Guide List - Ann Coombs
The best of the best from this much loved game are honoured as the top ambassadors of hockey by induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The book is organized by category of Left Wing, Center, Right Wing, Defense, Goalie, Rover and Statistics and includes lots of photographs, making this is a must to guarantee appreciation by the game's aficionados.
Library Journal
01/01/2014
This is the latest in a series of books by Cameron (Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies) mining the memorabilia held in the Hockey Hall of Fame (Toronto) in order to enliven the character of your typical sports stats book. The book's main section, divided by position, presents each player (A–Z) who has been inducted since the first "class" in 1945, including number(s) worn, applicable team(s) played on, career highlights, and a photograph and a quotation (either by or about the player). Featured alongside many of these entries are photos of memorabilia and short vignettes about some of the more memorable characters in hockey. The second section contains the season-by-season statistics—goals, assists, points, etc.—for nongoalies, and shutouts, wins, losses, ties, etc., for goalies. The work is attractive both for looking up players and as a handy statistical reference. It invites comparison with Sports Illustrated's The Hockey Book, but this one focuses more on statistics and less on stories. VERDICT A must-have for hockey lovers, this title will also appeal to fans of sports memorabilia and photography.—Sara Holder, McGill Univ. Libs., Montreal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770855977
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/20/2015
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
636,448
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Cameron is an editor, hockey player and fan with numerous sports titles to his credit, including Hockey Hall of Fame Treasures and Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies. He is also a published author with one book, The Canadian Book of Beer. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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