Total NHL: The Ultimate Source on the National Hockey League


Offering comprehensive coverage of the NHL from its inception in 1917 to the current season, this compendium features commentary on milestone achievements from each era, as well as final standings, top scorers, best goalies, playoff game scores, trophy winners, All-Stars, and much more.
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Offering comprehensive coverage of the NHL from its inception in 1917 to the current season, this compendium features commentary on milestone achievements from each era, as well as final standings, top scorers, best goalies, playoff game scores, trophy winners, All-Stars, and much more.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This comprehensive, all-inclusive volume was created by Diamond and the editorial team that produces two similar titles: the annual NHL Official Guide and Record Book, a publication issued to reporters, broadcasters, scouts and managers, and Total Hockey: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Hockey League, which covers various aspects of the sport from the game's origins to the future. Total NHL features a brief introduction and history, a season-by-season review from 1917 to the present, franchise histories, the entry draft, the business of hockey, plus a player/goalie/coach register on 5610 individuals over the last 86 years. The latter section includes complete season stats plus height, weight, birthplace, birth date, awards won, and trade notes. Diamond selected individual essays by experts in the various fields. The study is also peppered with 250 black-and-white photos. Hockey enthusiasts and statistical buffs will relish the latest edition of this proven fan's reference.-Larry R. Little, Penticton P.L., B.C. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572436046
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 928
  • Sales rank: 1,024,483
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Diamond is considered the doyen of NHL writers and is the coauthor or coeditor of many hockey books, including NHL Official Guide & Record BookNHL Rule Book, Total Hockey, Total Stanley Cup, and the Year in Review. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Paul Bontje is the coauthor of Total Stanley Cup. Ralph Dinger is the coauthor of Total Hockey. Eric Zweig is a freelance sports and sports history writer. He is the author or coauthor of many books for children and adults, including Hockey's Glory Days, Hockey Trivia for Kids, and Total Hockey.

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Table of Contents

Introducting Total NHL 5
1. Founding a New League 7
2. A Series of Crossroads 10
NHL Stanley Cup Champions and Finalists 1918 to 2003 12
1. Season-By-Season Review
3. Season-By-Season Review, 1917-18 to 2002-03 14
Including ... Standings
Top Scorers and Goaltenders
Category Leaders
Season Recap
Milestones and Records
Significant Trades
Trophy Winners
Playoff game scores
All-Time NHL Franchises, 1917-18 to 2003-04 222
2. Franchise Histories
4. Franchise Histories. 1917-18 to 2002-03 224
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 224
Atlanta Thrashers 228
Boston Bruins 230
Buffalo Sabres 235
Calgary/Atlanta Flames 239
California/Oakland Seals and Cleveland Barons 243
Carolina Hurricanes and Hartford Whalers 244
Chicago Blackhawks 248
Colorado Avalanche and Quebec Nordiques 253
Columbus Blue Jackets 258
Dallas Stars and Minnesota North Stars 259
Detroit Red Wings 264
Edmonton Oilers 270
Florida Panthers 274
Hamilton Tigers 277
Los Angeles Kings 279
Minnesota Wild 283
Montreal Canadiens 285g
Montreal Maroons 292
Montreal Wanderers 294
Nashville Predators 296
New Jersey Devils/Colorado Rockies/Kansas City Scouts 298
New York Americans and Brooklyn Americans 304
New York Islanders 306
New York Rangers 310
Ottawa Senators: 1917-18 to 1933-34 315
Ottawa Senators: 1992-93 to date 317
Philadelphia Flyers 322
Philadelphia Quakers 327
Phoenix Coyotes and Winnipeg Jets 328
Pittsburgh Penguins 332
Pittsburgh Pirates 337
Quebec Bulldogs 338
St. Louis Blues 339
St. Louis Eagles 344
San Jose Sharks 345
Tampa Bay Lightning 349
Toronto Maple Leafs 353
Vancouver Canucks 359
Washington Capitals 363
3. The Entry Draft and the Business of Hockey
5. The NHL Entry Draft: Details on 8,092 players selected since 1963 368
6. Inside the National Hockey League: How the modern game works off the ice 425
7. All-Time NHL Playoff Formats 440
8. The Hockey Hall of Fame: Honoured members by year of induction 443
4. Player/Goaltender/Coach Registers
Late Trades and Transactions 446
9. All-Time NHL Player Register 447
10. All-Time NHL Goaltender Register 864
11. All-Time NHL Coach Register 909
Photo Credits and Acknowledgements 927
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