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10 Best Hockey Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Hockey books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best hockey books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2023)

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  • I'm a big fan of the NHL and looking for some hockey books to read. What are some of the best ones out there?

    One of the best hockey books out there is "The Game" by Ken Dryden. Not only does it provide an insightful NHL view of the game, but it also offers a deep dive into the history and culture of hockey. It's been praised by both Amazon reviews and Goodreads authors, so it's definitely worth a read. If you're looking for another great option, "The Boys of Winter" by Wayne Coffey is also fantastic. It offers a detailed hockey account of the 1980 US Olympic team and their iconic victory against the Soviet Union.

  • Can you recommend a book that details the history of the Stanley Cup?

    Yes, "Stanley Cup: 120 years of Hockey Supremacy" by Eric Zweig is a great book. It details the history of the Stanley Cup and is filled with facts, stories, and trivia that every hockey enthusiast will enjoy. It's written in a way that's easy to read and the details of the book are sure to captivate any hockey fan.

  • Are there any hockey books that focus more on the players' lives and careers?

    Absolutely! "Orr: My Story" by Bobby Orr is a brilliant book where he shares insights about his career, the NHL, and the game of hockey. Also, the book "Gilbert Perreault: French Connection" written by an award-winning Goodreads author is a detailed biography of one of the greatest NHL players, Gilbert Perreault.

  • I enjoy romance books too. Are there any hockey themed romance books?

    Indeed, there are hockey themed romance books. "Alex" by Sawyer Bennett is one of the best-known. It's about a hot NHL player who falls for his team’s social worker. The Amazon reviews are excellent and you can read Amazon's synopsis for more details.

  • Can you recommend a book that showcases the stars of the NHL from seasons ago?

    "The NHL 100: History of the League's Greatest Players" is a book published a few years ago that showcases the stars of the NHL from past seasons. It's a must-read for any hockey fan interested in the history of the league.

  • Do these books have many pages or are they short reads?

    These books vary in length. However, many of them are fairly detailed, so they do have a good number of pages. For example, "The Game" by Ken Dryden is over 300 pages long, but it's such an engaging read that it doesn't feel long.

  • Where's the best place to shop for these hockey books?

    The best place to buy these books is on Amazon. Not only can you review view ratings and reviews, but you can also enjoy unlimited access to details and summaries of each book. If you're a true fan of hockey, you'll truly enjoy exploring the various categories of hockey books.

  • Is there a book that covers the Montreal Canadiens' history and their Stanley Cup wins?

    Yes, "The Montreal Canadiens: 100 Years of Glory" is a book that offers an in-depth history of one of the NHL's most historic teams. It covers their Stanley Cup victories, star players, and memorable seasons.

  • Can you give me an idea of the best books to read to really understand the rules of the NHL?

    For a comprehensive understanding of the NHL's game rules, the best book would be "The Official NHL Rule Book". It's an important read for any serious fan. Another good one is "Hockey for Dummies" which offers a fun and easy-to-understand overview of the game.

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