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The Hockey News Young Guns 2: How 25 Whiz Kids Reached Stardom

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Behind every young star is a great story and Young Guns II is packed full of both.

Every young hockey player in the world shares the same dream, but there are many different paths to NHL glory. Young Guns II profiles 25 of the best fresh faces in the world and traces their rise to hockey supremacy. These pages reveal not only the love and dedication every one of these players has for hockey, but the endless support and guidance they got along ...

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Overview

Behind every young star is a great story and Young Guns II is packed full of both.

Every young hockey player in the world shares the same dream, but there are many different paths to NHL glory. Young Guns II profiles 25 of the best fresh faces in the world and traces their rise to hockey supremacy. These pages reveal not only the love and dedication every one of these players has for hockey, but the endless support and guidance they got along the way from tireless parents and coaches.

Find out why Carey Price's dad was willing to not just drive, but fly, his son to games and practices before the Montreal Canadiens goalie was even a teenager; Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson learned the value of hard work from his lumberjack father growing up in Sweden; and San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture begged to be taken off the ice the first time he skated.

Current Hockey's Young Guns: Carey Price, Taylor Hall, Jonathan Toews, Logan Couture, Steven Stamkos, Drew Doughty, Luke Schenn, Tyler Myers, Jeff Skinner, James Reimer, Matt Duchene, Milan Lucic, Alex Pietrangelo, James van Riemsdyk, Victor Hedman, Patrick Kane, Claude Giroux, John Tavares, Erik Karlsson, John Carlson, Evander Kane, Cam Fowler, Jordan Eberle, Erik Johnson, P.K. Subban.

Hockey's Future Young Guns: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Tyler Seguin, Tyler Ennis, Jacob Markstrom, Adam Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog, Erik Gudbranson, Alexander Burmistrov, Kevin Shattenkirk, Nino Niederreiter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981393889
  • Publisher: Transcontinental Books
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 857,784
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

RYAN KENNEDY is the associate senior writer at The Hockey News, where he has worked since 2005. He lives in Toronto with his wife Christine and daughter Elizabeth and he delights in the gonzo and the obscure.

RYAN DIXON has always loved hockey and still does, whether from high above in the press box or on the ice backchecking like Bob Gainey for his men's league team in Toronto, the Galaxy Troopers. He spent six fantastic years at The Hockey News from 2005 to 2011, before moving on to new sportswriting adventures.

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