100 Years in Pictures and StoriesBook - 2016
In The NHL -- 100 Years in Pictures and Stories , authors Ryan Dixon and Bob Duff recount the events that have shaped the league from its madcap early years all the way to the 30-team elite professional sport that it is today.
From game changing decisions like allowing goalies to wear masks, to jaw-dropping performances like Maurice Richard's 50 goals in 50 games, there is no stone left unturned.
Some of the events you'll read about in The NHL -- 100 Years in Pictures and Stories :1945: Maurice Richard scores 50 goals in 50 games 1951: Bill Barilko scores his last goal -- a Cup winner 1958: Willie O'Ree breaks the NHL's color barrier 1959: Jacques Plante starts to wear a mask 1960: Montreal Canadiens first ever five-time Cup champs 1966: Bobby Hull breaks Richard's 50 goal record 1971: Phil Esposito scores 76 goals 1980: Peter Stastny defects to the NHL 1981: Wayne Gretzky scores 50 goals in 39 games 1989: First Russians play in the NHL 1998: NHL players go to the Olympics 2003: NHL takes the game outside 2005: NHL installs shootout 2015: Carey Price becomes first goalie to win four major awards.
With more than 200 images, hundreds of star players and dozens of artifacts from the Hockey Hall of Fame, The NHL -- 100 Years in Pictures and Stories is the definitive guide to the NHL's centennial celebration.