May 18, 2010

Six Hockey Hall of Fame Books Coming

Firefly Books Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the Hockey Hall of Fame to produce six books over the next three years. The first two books will appear in Fall 2010.

“I’m delighted to partner with the Hockey Hall of Fame,” says Michael Worek, Associate Publisher of Firefly Books. “Working with the Hockey Hall of Fame is a dream come true for us – they have all the resources we could ask for and they are as passionate about hockey as we are.”

The first book to appear will be Official Guide to the Players of the Hockey Hall of Fame (September 2010, $19.95 paperback, 400 color photos). Induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame is the greatest individual honor that can be bestowed upon a professional hockey player. Since the first class of 1945, 244 players have been inducted to its hallowed halls. Official Guide to the Players of the Hockey Hall of Fame features every player who has been so honored. Each Hall of Famer is profiled, complete with stats, facts, quotes, and other interesting snapshots from the star’s career. Also included are personal accounts from Andy Bathgate, Pat LaFontaine, Luc Robitaille and Bryan Trottier on what it means to be a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The second book – Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies (October 2010, $35.00 hardcover) is a comprehensive illustrated reference and will be the definitive book on the topic. All 33 goaltenders enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame are profiled, and a photo collection captures the Hockey Hall of Fame’s impressive goaltending artifacts. It also includes a history of the NHL’s two goal-tending trophies, essays on the pioneers and trailblazers (including international and women’s hockey), the history, lore and evolution of goalies equipment, an analysis of the goal-tending position and more. There are contributions by goalie historian Bob Duff, Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated, Brian Costello of The Hockey News, and former NHL goaltender Brian Hayward among others.


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