June 24, 2010

Jarome Iginla: How NHL's First Black Captain Gives Back

Lorimer's popular young adult series about hockey players continues to grow. 2010 sees the Recordbooks series grow to include Calgary Flames legend Jarome Iginla in Nicole Mortillaro's new book, Jarome Iginla: How NHL's first black captain gives back.

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Here's the specs:

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Lorimer (Sep 13 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552775429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552775424
Here's more from Lorimer, the publisher:

He's the face of the Calgary Flames, but there's much more to Jarome Iginla's story than just being the first black captain of an NHL team. He's also renowned for his social commitment and generosity off the ice. Jarome (nicknamed Iggy) grew up in a single-parent household in St. Albert, Alberta. It was only thanks to the support of his grandparents that he was able to play hockey. His hard work paid off and, in 1996, at the age of 18, Iggy was drafted into the NHL. He went on to become a multiple-award-winning hockey player and two-time Olympic champion. But he never forgot his struggles in his rise to hockey stardom. Today, Iginla plays an important role for many young hockey-loving Canadians by working to ensure that the sport is open to committed players of all backgrounds.

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Also check out Mortillaro's other new book, Something to Prove: The story of hockey tough guy Bobby Clarke.


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