SHORTLISTED FOR THE BC NATIONAL AWARD FOR CANADIAN NON-FICTION
A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK
From the bestselling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHLer Steve Montador—who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015—the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries.
Ken Dryden’s The Game is acknowledged as the best book about hockey, and one of the best books about sports ever written. Then came Home Game (with Roy MacGregor), also a major TV-series, in which he explored hockey’s significance and what it means to Canada and Canadians. Now, in his most powerful and important book yet, Game Change, Ken Dryden tells the riveting story of one player’s life, examines the intersection between science and sport, and expertly documents the progression of the game of hockey—where it began, how it got to where it is, where it can go from here and, just as exciting to play and watch, how it can get there.
About the author
Ken Dryden is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and is widely recognized as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. During Dryden’s eight seasons in goal, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup six times, and Dryden won the Conn Smythe Trophy, Calder Cup and Vezina trophy six times. A graduate of Cornell University and, in law, McGill University, he is the author of three other books, Home Game, The Moved and the Shaken and In School. Ken served as a member of parliament, including as a cabinet minister, and was recently inducted into the Order of Canada. He lives in Toronto.
“Game Change is excellent. Well written. Well researched. Well reasoned. Informative. Intriguing. Thought provoking.” —Bob McKenzie, TSN
“Game Change is arguably Dryden's most significant book since The Game, which is still widely regarded as the greatest hockey book ever written and as one of the best sports books of all time. As good as The Game was, this latest work is the more important to read right now.” —Brett Popplewell, Globe and Mail
“Game Change [is] a powerful and convincing examination of hockey's failure to address the growing issue of concussions.” —Roy MacGregor, Globe and Mail
"Game Change . . . is about the brain and head shots and concussions. But more than that, the thread that carries you through this well-crafted story is the life of Steve Montador . . . who was destroyed too young by injury and circumstance.” —Steve Simmons, Ottawa Citizen
Other titles by Ken Dryden
What I Remember, What It Felt Like, What It Feels Like Now
A Hockey Life Like No Other
The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey
Celebrating the Greatest Moments of Cornell Hockey
The Game: 30th Anniversary Edition
The Game 20th Anniversary Edition
Hockey and Life in Canada
Finding a Way
Legacy for the Past, Recipe for the Future