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ECW Press Fall 2019 Trade

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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Not yet available Expected Ship Date: Sep 17, 2019 On Sale Date: Oct 08, 2019 Carton Quantity: 24 $24.95 CAD
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The Greatest, Weirdest, Most Amazing NHL Debuts of All Time
By (author): Andrew Podnieks
Andrew Podnieks


ECW Press - Toronto



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Oct 08, 2019
$24.95 CAD


9in x 9 x 0.42 in | 1.23 lb

Page Count:

200 pages


60 60 photographs, colour, 120 120
ECW Press
SPORTS & RECREATION / Winter Sports / Hockey
History of sport|Ice hockey

Hit the ice in the NHL for the first time with over 300 hockey stars

From Hall of Famers to lesser-known players, every one of the more than 7,700 NHLers skated in a first game. Many of these debuts are noteworthy because of a record that is plain amazing (Al Hill’s five points), a record most dubious (David Koci’s 42 penalty minutes), or an achievement never likely to be replicated (Larry Hillman gets his name on the Stanley Cup after just one shift). Prolific sports writer Andrew Podnieks’s comprehensive new book features more than 300 spectacular debuts, from 1917 to 2019, and hones in on great achievements and amazing exploits culled from each player’s first night of NHL stardom.

Short Description

Bestselling author of Fast Ice, Andrew Podnieks, returns with more than 300 spectacular NHL debuts that span history, honing in on the amazing exploits and great achievements from every player’s first night on the NHL ice.

Sales and Market Bullets

  • Andrew Podnieks is the author of more than 100 sports books and an expert in NHL history.

  • Profiles luckiest goalie debuts, most penalties in a debut game, and even Christmas Day debut games.

  • Features well-known stars such as Sidney Crosby, Patrick Roy, and Alexander Ovechkin.


  • Sports historians.

  • Hockey fans no matter what team they cheer for, as more than 300 stars are represented in the book

Andrew Podnieks is the bestselling author of more than 100 sports books, including Fast Ice: Superstars of the New NHL (2018). He has written extensively on the NHL and international hockey, and he sits on the IIHF’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Find him online at AndrewPodnieks.com.

“To a man, every NHL player can tell you about his first game. Andrew Podnieks has compiled a remarkable treasure trove of stories, from players whose first game was the start of a brilliant career to those whose first game was the only one they played. Every page has a unique and interesting twist on the one thing every player has in common: the first time they played in the NHL.” — Gord Miller, hockey commentator, TSN

“From Newsy Lalonde to Cale Makar, from those who made their NHL debuts on their birthdays to one game wonders, once again Andrew Podnieks proves there is no hockey detail too small he can’t turn it into a fascinating, comprehensive, and fun read. Andrew makes hockey history come alive. He connects the dots.” — Damien Cox, author and broadcaster

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