Facing Wayne Gretzky: Players Recall the Greatest Hockey Player Who Ever Lived by Brian KennedyFacing Wayne Gretzky: Players Recall the Greatest Hockey Player Who Ever Lived by Brian Kennedy

Facing Wayne Gretzky: Players Recall the Greatest Hockey Player Who Ever Lived

byBrian Kennedy

Hardcover | January 15, 2019

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Wayne Gretzky holds the records for the most goals, assists, and points scored in a career, in addition to about 60 other records. These feats, in tandem with his exceptional on-ice performances, earned him the nickname “The Great One” as well as the immediate retirement of his number (99) across the NHL at the end of his playing days. During his 10-year career with the Edmonton Oilers, Gretzky led the team to five Stanley Cup Finals appearances and four wins. After moving on to Los Angeles, he also led the Kings to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. Gretzky ended his career with the New York Rangers in 1999.

Far from a conventional biography, Facing Wayne Gretzky offers perspectives and testimonials from opponents and teammates alike, including Denis Potvin, Kelly Hrudey, Rob Blake, and many more.

Never has another hockey player achieved what “The Great One” did on the ice, and it is unlikely that one will soon. This book details what it’s like to face the best player who ever skated, illuminating his passing ability, his deceptively effective shot, and his inventiveness both with the puck and without.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.

Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Brian Kennedy covers the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks for Inside Hockey and other publications. His previous books include Pond Hockey, My Country Is Hockey, Growing Up Hockey, and Living the Hockey Dream. Kennedy is an English professor at Pasadena City College.
Title:Facing Wayne Gretzky: Players Recall the Greatest Hockey Player Who Ever LivedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:January 15, 2019Publisher:Sports PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1613217080

ISBN - 13:9781613217085

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Editorial Reviews

"This is a very interesting project by Brian Kennedy... It is fun page turner that will take you back to hockey of the 1980s and 1990s." - Joe Pelletier, HockeyBookReviews.com"Facing Wayne Gretzky is a must have for hockey historians. Chances are great that you will want to revisit many of the quotes offered, and connect the dots with other hockey immortals. Thank you, Brian Kennedy for doing the work many of us desperately wanted." - Don Laible, UticaOD