What are the best hockey biographies?

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    #1Who Is Wayne Gretzky?

    Who Is Wayne Gretzky?
    Wayne Gretzky, AKA 'The Great One', is one of the greatest to ever play ice hockey. Having tied or breaking many records by the time he retired back in 1999, this book focuses both in his sport and personal life, so everyone can know what made him so popular and loved.


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    Jeffrey Gonzalez
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I love the big head of Wayne Gretzky on the cover of this book. This is a fun children's book I would get for my son and daughter as they both like hockey like their hockey mom & dad! What can I say EH, I married Canadian :)"
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    #2Showtime: One team, one season, one step from NHL

    Showtime: One team, one season, one step from NHL
    After a horrible 2011-12 season, the Peterborough Petes decided to give the author of this book full access to the 2012-13 season, so he could capture everything it is going on in a Canada ice hockey franchise, and how rising stars fight their way to the top to play with pros. 


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    Benjamin Greene
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "Any hockey fan would appreciate this book. It's an intricate and fascinating look at the NHL during the 2012-2013 season, following the progress of several big names fans will recognize. It was fun to read and really opened my eyes to the ups and downs of professional ice hockey."
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    #3Orr: My Story

    Orr: My Story

    Bobby Orr, often referred as one of all-time greatest hockey players, has finally decided to talk about his past: what motivated him to play hockey, how did a shy small-town boy cope with the media and popularity, what really happened with his brother's betrayal...


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    Donna Hawkins
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "It seems like we already know more than we want to about today's celebrities. But back in Orr's day, not too many people pried into his life even though he was an all-time great. This book provides a lot of previously unknown details about his life."
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    #4Tales of a First-Round Nothing

    Tales of a First-Round Nothing
    Selected by the Canadiens at the number eight position of the 1995 draft, Terry Ryan was supposed to have a great hockey career, and maybe even become a superstar. But everything went as bad as it could, and he only played eight games. In this book, he shares how it is like to be a pro hockey player on and off the ice, with amazing anecdotes from his own experience. 

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    Roy Simmons
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "One of the most interesting hockey biographies I've read to date is Tales of a First-Round nothing. It tells the story of Terry Ryan who has a streak of bad luck in his career of hockey. I definitely recommend it."
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    #5Black Ice: The Val James Story

    Black Ice: The Val James Story
    Val James was the first black man to ever play the in the NHL, back in 1982. This book tells his whole story, from his hockey beginnings to his successful career, in which he had to deal with racial slurs and discrimination. 

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    Scott Collins
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This is a highly rated biography on the first black man to play in the NHL. The writing is engaging, and gives you a good feeling for what the people involved are going through. It's entertaining, and being a true story makes it all the better. If you're looking for a good hockey biography, this is a good one to go with."
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    #6The Devil And Bobby Hull

    The Devil And Bobby Hull

    This book tells the story of Bobby Hull, one of NHL's first superstars, known to have signed the first million-dollar contract in the history of ice hockey. It gives insight on what made him so great in the rink, and how he ended up being forgotten, due to domestic issues.


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    Echo Xia
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Speaking as someone who is not a hockey fan, this was still a great read! It was a very interesting adventure into a man's life, including his rise to fame and his struggle to maintain his personal and professional lives. I think everyone can relate to him to some degree, and it gives a lot if interesting insight into what goes on 'behind the scenes' of professional sports."
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    #7My Life in Hockey

    My Life in Hockey
    This Jean Béliveau biography gives full insight about both his athlete and office career. He was the captain of the Canadiens during the franchise's best years, but this was nothing compared with what was waiting for him next: a successful front office experience and a battle against cancer. 


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    Arthur Cruz
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "True story about the professional athleteJ ean Béliveau He was captain of the fabled Montreal Canadiens during the team’s glory years in the 1950s and 1960s"


Best What are the best hockey biographies
1Who Is Wayne Gretzky? Books 15 Paid
2Showtime: One team, one season, one step from NHLBooks 11 Paid
3Orr: My StoryBooks 9 Paid
4Tales of a First-Round NothingBooks 8 Paid
5Black Ice: The Val James StoryBooks 5 Paid
6The Devil And Bobby HullBooks 3 Paid
7My Life in HockeyBooks 2 Paid

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