SPORTS & RECREATION

One To Remember: Stories from 39 Members of the NHL’s One Goal Club

ECW. Sept. 2020. 240p. ISBN 9781770415140. pap. $17.95. SPORTS
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Everywhere hockey is played, there are skaters on frozen ponds and ice rinks dreaming of competing in NHL. Few make it to that level, and those that do have varying NHL careers, including a small number who have scored exactly one goal in the NHL. It’s the story of these players and the circumstances of their individual careers that journalist Reid (One Night Only) shares in this new book about athletes who played only one NHL game in their careers. Those profiled range from promising prospects whose careers were derailed by injury to Hall of Fame goalies who never expected to score. Through the 39 stories, Reid examines what it means to achieve some level of success in the NHL and what it means to score a goal playing with and against the very best. This honest and entertaining book reveals just how hard it is to get even a glimpse of the highest levels of professional sports, much less find any lasting success.
VERDICT Hockey fans and those who enjoy strong sports writing will appreciate.

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