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Dennis Maruk: The Unforgettable Story of Hockey’s Forgotten 60-Goal Man
Contributor(s): Maruk, Dennis, Reid, Kein, Dionne, Marcel (Foreward By)
ISBN: 1770413316     ISBN-13: 9781770413313
Publisher: Ecw Pr
    OUR PRICE: $23.36  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: October 2017
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Annotation: Meet the man behind the Fu Manchu moustache who shattered the Washington Capitals record with 60 goals (but unfortunately did it the same year some guy in Edmonton scored 92).
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Hockey players; Canada; Biography.
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Hockey
- Sports & Recreation | History
- Biography & Autobiography | Sports
Dewey: 796.962092
LCCN: bl2017052669
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 0.50" (1.10 lbs) 239 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Dennis Maruk scored 356 goals and added 522 assists for 878 points in 888 career NHL regular season games. He played in two NHL All-Star Games and still holds the Washington Capitals’ record for most points (136) in a single season. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Ken Reid is co-anchor of the weeknight edition of Sportsnet Central. He is the author of the national bestseller Hockey Card Stories as well as One Night Only. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and two sons. Bryan Trottier was an NHL star for 18 seasons, winning six Stanley Cups. He was a first ballot Hall of Famer.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2017 August #4)

Fast-moving and short could describe both Maruk and his memoir. At five feet eight, the Toronto native entered the NHL in the 1975–1976 season with the lowly California Seals. As an 18-year-old rookie, he wasn't expected to make the team, but he took the advice of NHL player Dave Hutchison to "be a prick" on the ice to heart, sporting a Fu Manchu mustache to help him look and feel tougher. His entire career, aside from two stints in Minnesota, was spent playing for teams based in Oakland, Washington, D.C., and Cleveland, cities where it was hard to sell hockey. "I was a guy who played for teams that just couldn't put fans into seats," he laments. Written with broadcaster Reid (Hockey Card Stories), the book is cleverly divided into 60 chapters to reflect Maruk's achievement of 60 goals in a season, though that often means that sections are brief and end abruptly. Maruk writes honestly about his failed marriages, his battles with depression, and his difficulty finding a posthockey life, and there's enough insight into the business side of the game (including the bizarre merger of the Barons and North Stars), his teammates, and on-the-road hijinks to please any hardcore hockey fan. Agent: Brian J. Wood. (Oct.)

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