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Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Jerseys

by (author) Steve Milton

Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2012
Hockey, Sports
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2012
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Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Jerseys is a celebration of the Hockey Hall of Fame's collection of the best jerseys and sweaters worn by the premier players of the game.

The brand-new, never-before-seen photographs of each jersey are paired with in-game action images and player profiles detailing the significance of the jersey and the impact of the player on the league.

The selection of more than 100 jerseys from star players ranges from the rare and seldom seen, like Hall of Famer Rod Langway's high school championship jersey, to the most famous of garments, like the No. 9 of Montreal Canadiens' star Maurice the Rocket Richard.

Hockey fans will be thrilled with this collection and will enjoy the crests, patches, logos, colors, and designs -- not to mention the game-worn wear-and-tear -- of hockey's most distinguishing feature. As an addition to the jerseys of hockey's superstars, readers will be treated to a selection of some of the most unique and rare jerseys from around the hockey world, like Bob Gainey's Epinal Squirrels jersey from the France pro league, or the 1939 Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club sweater worn by captain Geoffrey Hallowes.

A few of the players and jerseys featured are:

  • Ray Bourque: 2001 Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup
  • Mario Lemieux: 1987 Canada Cup
  • Frank Nighbor: 1921 Ottawa Senators Stanley Cup
  • Mark Messier: 1990 Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup
  • Valeri Kharlamov: 1980s CSKA Red Army
  • Doug Gilmour: 1993 Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Busher Jackson: 1940 New York Americans
  • Clint Benedict: 1931 Windsor Bulldogs
  • Bobby Hull: 1969 Chicago Black Hawks.

Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Jerseys is a fantastic examination of hockey's most enduing symbol and is the only book on the subject.


About the author

STEVE MILTON has over forty years’ experience as a sportswriter and writes for the Hamilton Spectator. He has won numerous Ontario Newspaper Awards and has been both a Gemini and National Newspaper Award finalist. He is the author of more than twenty books and is a member of both the Skate Canada Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.


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Editorial Reviews

Jerseys are game-worn and accompanied by an action shot and compelling story about the significance of both player and jersey.

Globe and Mail, Christmas 2012 Gift Book List

There's just no hope for anyone who doesn't love hockey uniforms. Between the crests, the striping, the colors and the design, they have no equal in all of sports. For many, the romance of the game begins right there and this book collects 400 of the more interesting sweaters (and some of them are sweaters) in the Hall's vast collection.... All of them are truly magnificent. It's a simple idea, well executed, and a joy to see. (Sports Illustrated)

Team sweaters are a personal symbol of hockey for players and fans alike. This book celebrates the jersey collection of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, from tops worn by hockey superstars to rare colours worn by teams from distant parts of the hockey world.

Waterloo Region-Record/Guelph Mercury

These stories contain many interesting facts about the players, the games, and the jerseys which will certainly be of interest to hockey fans. This book would be a great addition to school and public library collections.

Resource Links, Vol. 18, No. 3

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