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. (Bob D'Angelo TBO.com (The Tampa Tribune)
Another great coffee table entry compiled by the kids from the Hall packed with photos and stats of the honoured members. (Edmonton Sun
Amazing new photos straight from the Hall of Fame archives as well as strong writing and sidebar features. (Guelph Mercury
This is all the fun of touring the Hockey Hall of Fame without having to visit Toronto. (Vancouver Sun
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. (Winnipeg Free Press
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, t (Sara Holder, McGill University Libraries, Montreal Library Journal
About 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.