99 : stories of the game / Wayne Gretzky, with Kirstie McLellan Day.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First US edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known. Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history. Warm, direct, and revelatory, it is a book that gives us number 99, the man and the player, like never before.--Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: First he rewrote the record book. How Gretzky rewrites the history of hockey. He looks back on the last ninety-nine years and tells-- from his point of view-- about the NHL's most memorable moments. Gretzky weaves in his own memories with the saga of the game that has meant so much to him.
    • Content Notes:
      The first hockey star -- In the beginning -- Tex's Rangers and the Leafs -- The Bruins -- The Hawks -- The Wings -- The original six -- The Stanley Cup -- The Vezina -- The Lady Byng -- The first All-Star Game -- Fire in his eyes -- The forgotten miracle -- The greatest of them all -- Willi O'Ree -- Stand firm -- The second six -- Black, white, and silver -- The St. Louis Blues -- The Minnesota North Stars -- The Oakland Seals -- The Pittsburgh Penguins -- The Philadelphia Flyers -- The World Hockey Association -- The Summit Series -- Inside the miracle -- The 1984 Canada Cup -- The 1987 Canada Cup -- The 1991 Canada Cup -- The 1998 Winter Olympics -- The culture of winning -- Hockey on the island -- Only the good die young -- The last dynasty -- Yesterday, today, and tomorrow -- "I just love to play".
    • Notes:
      "Originally published in Canada by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Canada 2016"--T.p. verso.
      Includes index.
    • Other Titles:
      Ninety-nine.
    • ISBN:
      9780399575471
      0399575472
    • Accession Number:
      2016036048
    • Accession Number:
      ocn945482970
      945482970
    • Accession Number:
      fay.509321
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GRETZKY, W.; DAY, K. M. 99 : stories of the game. [s.l.] : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Gretzky W, Day KM. 99 : Stories of the Game. G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509321. Accessed November 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      Gretzky, W., & Day, K. M. (2016). 99 : stories of the game. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509321
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gretzky, Wayne, and Kirstie McLellan Day. 2016. 99 : Stories of the Game. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509321.
    • Harvard:
      Gretzky, W. and Day, K. M. (2016) 99 : stories of the game. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509321 (Accessed: 17 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gretzky, W & Day, KM 2016, 99 : stories of the game, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, viewed 17 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Gretzky, Wayne, and Kirstie McLellan Day. 99 : Stories of the Game. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509321.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gretzky, Wayne, and Kirstie McLellan Day. 99 : Stories of the Game. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509321.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gretzky W, Day KM. 99 : stories of the game [Internet]. G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 17]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.509321

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 October #2

*Starred Review* Gretzky is one of the half-dozen greatest hockey players of all time. He's also a student of the game and its history. He believes that every young player who enters the NHL is suddenly in the presence, either as an opponent or a teammate, of at least one idol. The idols and the newcomers will share stories and pass along anecdotes of other players, games, and histories. It's one of the game's charms and exactly what Gretzky tries to do in this collection of memories of a life in hockey. Among the stories he includes (more than 99—that was his jersey number), there are looks at various team histories as well as a nod to the World Hockey Association, founded in 1971, which opened the sport to European players and transformed hockey from a niche sport into a major attraction. He also offers some new insights into the 1980 Miracle on Ice, in which the underdog American hockey team won Olympic gold. Some of the stories Gretzky tells involve him but usually in a minor way. This is not a memoir or the slightest bit self-aggrandizing. It's a great player doing his best to explain why he loves his sport. One of the most enjoyable hockey books to be published in many years. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 October #2

Gretzky (b. 1961), #99, nicknamed "The Great One," and arguably the best player in the history of hockey, has written a warm and enthusiastic collection of memories and stories to celebrate the National Hockey League's (NHL) 99th anniversary. Despite being the leading scorer in NHL history and holding dozens of league records, Gretzky here retains the same youthful passion for the game that he had growing up in Brantford, Ontario, watching his hero Gordie Howe. Part memoir and part history, this book is a fun, positive, and sometimes humorous salute to all of the people who have made hockey great over the past century. Starting with the NHL's first star, Howie Morenz, and meandering up through the present day, Gretzky spins stories about the people, places, and events that have shaped the sport. Throughout, whether discussing the Stanley Cup, Bobby Hull's slap shot, or hockey's greatest dynasties (such as the legendary Edmonton Oilers teams he was a part of), this book showcases some of hockey's best moments through the keen eyes of an avid student, lover, and ambassador of the game. VERDICT Essential for all hockey fans, old and new.—Brian Sullivan, Alfred Univ. Lib., NY. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.