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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books (September 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1770852247
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770852242
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,271,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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) 2013-11-15)

Another great coffee table entry compiled by the kids from the Hall packed with photos and stats of the honoured members. (Edmonton Sun 2013-12-19)

Amazing new photos straight from the Hall of Fame archives as well as strong writing and sidebar features. (Guelph Mercury 2013-11-30)

This is all the fun of touring the Hockey Hall of Fame without having to visit Toronto. (Vancouver Sun 2013-12-13)

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 2013-11-30)

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 2014-01-01)

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.

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This is probably the best book about the best players of any particular sport that I have read. It makes an ideal reference for facts about hockey’s Hall of Fame players through the class of 2013. It does not include Hall of Famers who were not players, but does include the Hall’s female players as well as Soviets who played in international competition against the US and Canada, but not in the NHL.
It also contains excellent photography and it printed on glossy paper.
It should be especially valuable for those who did not grow up in the hockey culture and may not be as familiar with the great Hall of Famers of the past, as they would like. How many hockey neophytes even know there was once a position designated as “rover?” There are 13 rovers listed in this book.
My only criticism is that the main feature on Wayne Gretzky does not list the Indianapolis Racers as one of his teams. If the facts on the sport’s greatest player are not correct, it cannot help but be worrisome that the facts of the more obscure players may be deficient, but I am far from a hockey historian who could properly address that issue.
I cannot state this is the best of its kind, because I have not read all of a similar kind, only that it is the best I have read and that I would highly recommend it to anyone who wanted to be quickly brought up to speed on the hockey’s rich history.
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