Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 326 p. Contains: Illustrations.
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The first full-scale biography of a legendary and award-winning NHL
goalie who transformed the game.
"There are a lot of very good goalies, there are even a fair number
of great goalies. But there aren't many important goalies. And
Jacques Plante was an important goalie." Ken Dryden
On and off the ice Jacques Plante was a true original; he was
extremely talented, boastful, defiant, mysterious, and complex.
Throughout his tumultuous career as a goalie, he played for
Montreal, New York, St. Louis, Toronto, Boston, and Edmonton. His
contributions to and impact on the game were extensive and are
reflected in today's rules, equipment, and style of play.
Thoroughly investigated through archival and primary research, and
including interviews with figures such as Jean Béliveau, Henri
Richard, Dickie Moore, and Scotty Bowman, this biography sheds
light on one of the most pivotal figures in the history of
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