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A Century of NHL® Memories

Rare Photos from the Hockey Hall of Fame

By: Jim Hynes & Phil Pritchard
Foreword by: Lanny McDonald

Price: CAD $49.95

Publisher: Griffintown Media

Imprint: Griffintown Media

160 Pages

10.87 X 10.87 X 0.67 ins

ISBN:  9780995863002 -- Hardcover

Publication Date: 09/30/2017

Foreword by Lanny McDonald.

NHL hockey is a game of shared memories that can bind a family, a city or an entire country. Each era has them, individual moments that become etched on the collective consciousness from the time they occur and passed down through generations. The greatest of these memories are caught on film and become all the richer for it.

In the hockey universe, the single-most important repository of memories is the Hockey Hall of Fame, where, along with the artifacts and memorabilia, are more than 3 three million images that have been amassed over the decades and safeguarded as a national treasure. The Hall's Photographic Collection includes nearly 1000 glass plate negatives and thousands of original photos, many of which have never been published or seen -- until now.

A Century of NHL® Memories celebrates the league's centennial by throwing open the doors to the Hall of Fame's photo archives and unveiling some of its treasures. Snapped by legends of photojournalism like Lou and Nat Turofsky and Frank Prazak, and selected for their beauty and originality, or both, these 130 or so photos cast hockey's heroes in a different light, take you into the heart of the action or reveal as much about the charm of an era as the game on the ice. Some will teach you something you didn't already know. Others will make you smile.

Delving into the Hockey Hall of Fame's collection was a dream come true for the hockey fans that published A Century of NHL® Memories; a rare privilege indeed. The biggest challenge, ultimately, was making the final selection from among so many great photos.

Enjoy the memories.

"Photo geeks (and I mean that in a loving way) will love this book and its attention to detail." - Greg Oliver, SIHR (November 1, 2017)

"Phenomenal photography and crisp commentary make A Century of NHL Memories simply a sensational book!" - Kevin Shea, Hockey historian and author (November 2, 2017)

"As the NHL's centennial year is coming to a close, yet another celebratory book is hitting the stores shelves. This may be the best one yet." - Joe Pelletier's Hockey Book Reviews.com (October 5, 2017)

"Magnificent, a beautiful walk through some remarkable hockey history." - Dave Stubbs, National Hockey League columnist and historianSeptember 27, 2017)

Jim Hynes, a native and longtime resident of Montreal, QC, is the author of Miracle Moments in Montreal Canadiens History (SkyHorse Sports/Publishing 2016), co-author of Saving Face: The Art and History of the Goalie Mask (Wiley & Sons Canada 2008) and TSN 25 Years (Wiley & Sons Canada 2009) celebrating the silver anniversary of Canada's Sports Network. He is also the co-author and editor of The Montreal Book of Everything (MacIntyre/Purcell Publishing 2007). Jim currently works as a freelance writer and editor. He now lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife Mary-Margaret, and their two sons, Jason and Samuel.

Phil Pritchard joined the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988 and has been instrumental in the museum's growth, including the 1993 move to its downtown Toronto location, and, more recently, the 2009 opening of the new home of the museum's vast archival collection. As 'Keeper of the Cup,' Phil has also gained notoriety for his role of walking the Stanley Cup onto the ice to be presented to the NHL champions, a duty he has performed since 1994. He has appeared in several television shows and specials promoting the Stanley Cup and was also part of the "priceless" MasterCard television ads, the Discover "Peggy" commercials and the Honda Fit commercials. Phil has visited more than 35 countries, and has attended key amateur and pro hockey events, including the Olympic Games and World Championships.


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