Grant Fuhr: The Story Of A Hockey Legend by Grant FuhrGrant Fuhr: The Story Of A Hockey Legend by Grant Fuhr

Grant Fuhr: The Story Of A Hockey Legend

byGrant Fuhr, Bruce Dowbiggin

Paperback | October 27, 2015

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The Hall of Fame story of Grant Fuhr, the first black superstar in the National Hockey League and the last line of defense for the Edmonton Oilers dynasty, told through Fuhr's 10 most important games.

     Grant Fuhr was the best goalie in the league at a time when hockey was at its most exciting. Wayne Gretzky's Edmonton Oilers were arguably the greatest team in league history, and during the 1980s arguably the most popular team across the United States, even if many had little idea where Edmonton was. They were that good. And so was Fuhr: Gretzky called him the best goaltender in the world.
     Fuhr broke the colour barrier for NHL goaltenders when he played his first game for the Oilers in 1981, and was an inspiration for later players including future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla. But in addition to their dynastic run of Stanley Cup championships, the Oilers were also synonymous with the excesses of the decade: Fuhr himself was suspended for substance use, a discredit he had to fight back from--and did, going on to set career records and earning election to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
GRANT FUHR was the Hall of Fame goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers, and the first black superstar in the National Hockey League. He is now a role model and fundraiser for charity, inspiring young goalies around the world. Fuhr plays golf at the professional level on the pro Stars Tour, starring with ex-professional athletes who benefit...
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Title:Grant Fuhr: The Story Of A Hockey LegendFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:October 27, 2015Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307362825

ISBN - 13:9780307362827

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved reading his story Having been born in 83, I missed most of this decade of Hockey, it was great to go back and read in great detail about Fuhr and his time with the Oilers and in the NHL.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Great book! Reminded so many souvenirs!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from as good a hockey bio as any This autobio uses a unique format that works so well. The coauthors take a particular game in Grant Fuhr's career and extrapolate off that to delve into deeper issues in Fuhr's life and in the game in general.
Date published: 2016-11-14

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Grant Fuhr:"Bar none, Grant Fuhr is the best goalie in the league. He has the fastest reflexes.... In the big money games, Fuhr is the best. He's the Cup goalie. It's sure not by luck." --Sports Illustrated Magazine"The best goalie in the world in the second half of the 1980s.... The results of the 1987 Canada Cup could very easily have been reversed had it not been for Grant Fuhr.... It is highly unlikely the Oilers would have been as successful as they were without the caliber of play that Grant Fuhr supplied them." --Greatest Hockey Legends"The classic stand-up goalie. Plays his angles well, challenges and has that unbelievable athleticism. Just look at his record. He's made more big saves than any goalie over the last fifteen years. He really has no weakness." --ESPN Sportszone