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The only complete biographical dictionary of every player who -- from the beginning of the NHL in 1917 to the end of the 2003 season -- has played in the NHL, from the game’s superstars to its one-game.
Players is the authoritative and essential reference guide for everyone interested in the game of hockey -- from journalists to historians, to aficionados and casual fans alike. Moreover, it is an all-encompassing compendium of the personal narratives of the players’ lives, both on and off the ice, and an indispensable treasure trove of information, providing unusual anecdotes, little-known trivia, and hundreds of obscure life histories in a manner never before undertaken on this scale. From A to Z, Players is a unique contribution to hockey history, a must-have item for hockey diehards, trivia fans, historians, librarians, and gift book buyers everywhere.
• features more than 5,600 biographical entries
• includes more than 3,000 images, including rare photographs, hockey memorabilia, and collectors’ cards
• features up-to-the-minute information on rookies and Hall-of-Famers from the 2002-2003 season
Author Biography: Andrew Podnieks is one of Canada’s best-known hockey historians. He is the author of several hockey books, including The Great One: The Life and Times of Wayne Gretzky; Portraits of the Game: Classic Photographs from the Turofsky Collection at the Hockey Hall of Fame; Canada’s Olympic Hockey Teams, and A Day in the Life of the Maple Leafs. He has worked closely with the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Canadian Hockey Association, and the International Ice Hockey Federation. Podnieks lives in Toronto.
Chris Cuthbert is a play-by-play commentator for The CFL on CBC, along with his duties as play-by-play man for Hockey Night in Canada. He has also covered various sports at six Olympic Games, as well as two Commonwealth Games. He is co-author of the bestselling The Rink: Stories From Hockey’s Hometowns. Cuthbert lives in Brampton, Ontario, with his wife and two children.