My StoryBook - 2014
"Big, skilled, mean, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated hockey for decades. Today any bruising forward hopes to be compared with the guy who wore number 9 for Detroit for so many years. His incredible twenty consecutive seasons among the top five scorers in the NHL. Scoring 100 points after the age of forty. Playing for Team Canada against the Russians while sharing the ice with his two sons. What seems even less likely is that another player will suit up as a professional hockey player in six different decades. When fans and players talk about Gordie Howe, it's not so much the player they revere as the man. Despite Howe's unyielding ferocity on the ice, his name has long been a byword for decency, generosity, and honesty off it. Going back to Howe's Depression-era roots and following him into the present, Mr. Hockey is the definitive account of the game's most incredible legacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Viking, ©2014
Branch Call Number: 796.962092 HOW 2014
Characteristics: xiii, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm