The Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club: The Official Centennial Publication

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McClelland & Stewart, Oct 18, 2016 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
Published in partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs and officially licensed by the NHL, this is the one and only official Toronto Maple Leafs Centennial publication!

The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most storied franchises in all of sport and without question -- the most recognized team in all of hockey. Through this journey of a hundred years of Maple Leaf hockey, fans will read of ups and downs, triumphs and tears, laughter and laments. This publication tells the Leafs' complete history and introduces fans to coaches, as well as such legends as: Apps and Armstrong, Kennedy and Keon, Broda and Bower, Salming and Sundin, but also players who wore the Blue and White and left far more modest legacies. It takes fans to Toronto's first game, the construction of Maple Leaf Gardens and subsequent move to the Air Canada Centre. It celebrates Toronto's Stanley Cups and Hall of Fame players and demonstrates that through each exciting season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have forever remained our team and enjoyed the incredibly loyal support of a nation of fans.
Published in complete partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs and scheduled to release as the Leafs enter their 100th season, this official centennial publication includes contributions from many of the biggest names in Leaf history. Author Kevin Shea gained unprecedented access to players -- past and present -- as well as team executives to offer this book the most compelling, informed, and accurate portrayal of Toronto's historic hockey team and their important place in both the world of hockey and the culture of Canada. Combined with incredible archival photographs and a truly incredible design, this is the definitive and must have book for fans of the Blue and White.

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About the author (2016)

KEVIN SHEA is an accomplished hockey historian, bestselling author and proud recipient of the Society of North American Historians and Researchers (SONAHR) Heritage Award for Outstanding Sports Writing and the Society for International Hockey Research's (SIHR) Brian McFarlane Award for Excellence in Hockey Research and Writing. Shea is the Editor of Publications and Online Features for the Hockey Hall of Fame and teaches a hockey history course at Seneca College. By day, Shea is the Director of Public Relations for Toronto's Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. aaaa DR. JASON WILSON is a two-time Juno-Awards nominated musician and Adjunct-Professor of history at the Universities of Guelph. Wilson has six books to his name and has been widely published on a variety of topics including music, Canada and the First World War, and hockey. In musical terms, Wilson has released seven studio albums and has performed and recorded with, among others, UB40 and Alanis Morissette. The author lives in Ajax, Ontario / Musselman's Lake, Ontario.

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