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Hockey Night in Canada: By the Numbers

By the Numbers

by (author) Scott Morrison

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
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Hockey is a game of numbers?team stats, player stats, standings and, of course, the fabled jersey numbers. To a true hockey fan, numbers like 4, 29 or 99 speak for themselves. The numbers, like the players who wore them, have become icons.

But what happens when two great players have worn the same number? Who was the best? Which NHLer has earned the right to call that number his own?

In Hockey Night in Canada: By the Numbers, veteran sportswriter and analyst Scott Morrison surveys the field and offers his own recommendations.

CBC's HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA has been a national institution since 1952, when Foster Hewitt's familiar “Hello, Canada!? ushered hockey fans into the era of television. Now in its 54th season on television, it remains the most popular weekly sports program in Canada, averaging more than one million viewers every Saturday night.

About the author

SCOTT MORRISON, is a 25-year veteran hockey journalist and recipient of the Hockey Hall of Fame's 2006 Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award. Scott appears on the Satellite Hot Stove feature on Hockey Night in Canada. A highly respected hockey journalist, the Toronto native began his career at the Toronto Sun in 1979. After spending more than 11 years as a hockey writer and columnist at the paper, Morrison became Sports Editor in 1991 and led the section to being named one of North America's top-ten sports sections in 1999 — the first sports section in Canada to receive the AP Sports Editors North American Award. Morrison has authored several hockey books and served two terms as President of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

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