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A Century of NHL Memories



A Century of NHL Memories – Rare Photos from the Hockey Hall of Fame
By Phil Pritchard with Jim Hynes | Foreword by Lanny McDonald

Discover the hidden treasures inside the Hockey Hall of Fame’s photographic collection.

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Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 26.7 × 26.7 × 3.90 in


NHL hockey is a game of shared memories that can bind a family, a city or an entire country. Each era has them, individual moments that become etched on the collective consciousness from the time they occur and passed down through generations. The greatest of these memories are caught on film and become all the richer for it.

In the hockey universe, the single-most important repository of memories is the Hockey Hall of Fame, where, along with the artifacts and memorabilia, are more than 3 three million images that have been amassed over the decades and safeguarded as a national treasure. The Hall’s Photographic Collection includes nearly 1000 glass plate negatives and thousands of original photos, many of which have never been published or seen — until now.

A Century of NHL® Memories celebrates the league’s centennial by throwing open the doors to the Hall of Fame’s photo archives and unveiling some of its treasures. Snapped by legends of photojournalism like Lou and Nat Turofsky and Frank Prazak, and selected for their beauty and originality, or both, these 130 or so photos cast hockey’s heroes in a different light, take you into the heart of the action or reveal as much about the charm of an er

a as the game on the ice. Some will teach you something you didn’t already know. Others will make you smile.

Delving into the Hockey Hall of Fame’s collection was a dream come true for the hockey fans that published A Century of NHL® Memories; a rare privilege indeed. The biggest challenge, ultimately, was making the final selection from among so many great photos. Enjoy the memories!


Format Hardcover
Dimensions 160 pages, 10.87 × 10.87 × 0.67 in
Published September 30, 2017
Publisher Griffintown Media
Language English
ISBN – 10 0995863008
ISBN – 13 9780995863002


“Magnificent, a beautiful walk through some remarkable hockey history.”
– Dave Stubbs, National Hockey League columnist and historian (September 27, 2017)

“Every turn of the page is like uncovering a new mystery and the actual feel and design of the book is first rate.”
– Habs Eyes on the Prize (January 11, 2018)

“Photo geeks (and I mean that in a loving way) will love this book and its attention to detail.”
– Greg Oliver, SIHR (November 1, 2017)

“Phenomenal photography and crisp commentary make A Century of NHL Memories simply a sensational book!”
– Kevin Shea, Hockey historian and author (November 2, 2017)

“As the NHL’s centennial year is coming to a close, yet another celebratory book is hitting the stores shelves. This may be the best one yet.”
– Joe Pelletier’s Hockey Book (October 5, 2017)

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