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Jacques Plante
The Man Who Changed the Face of Hockey
Written by Todd DenaultTodd Denault Author Alert
Category: Biography & Autobiography - Sports; Sports & Recreation - Hockey; Sports & Recreation - Winter Sports
Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-7710-2627-0 (0-7710-2627-7)

Pub Date: October 26, 2010
Price: $21.00

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Jacques Plante
Written by Todd Denault

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771026270
Our Price: $21.00
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About this Book

The first full-scale biography of a legendary and award-winning NHL goalie who transformed the game.

“There are a lot of very good goalies, there are even a fair number of great goalies. But there aren’t many important goalies. And Jacques Plante was an important goalie.” Ken Dryden

On and off the ice Jacques Plante was a true original; he was extremely talented, boastful, defiant, mysterious, and complex. Throughout his tumultuous career as a goalie, he played for Montreal, New York, St. Louis, Toronto, Boston, and Edmonton. His contributions to and impact on the game were extensive and are reflected in today’s rules, equipment, and style of play. Thoroughly investigated through archival and primary research, and including interviews with figures such as Jean Béliveau, Henri Richard, Dickie Moore, and Scotty Bowman, this biography sheds light on one of the most pivotal figures in the history of hockey.


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Review Quotes

"In this engaging bio Todd Denault tells the story of a trailblazer."
Sports Illustrated

"A fascinating read, meticulously researched." 
— Scott Morrison

"A well researched and thorough examination of the life of an extraordinarily talented hockey player and complex man." 
— Al Strachan

"This is a long overdue examination of one of hockey's pivotal players and most colourful characters — but Todd Denault has made the wait worthwhile." 
— Roy MacGregor

"A complete, well-researched portrait of a complex man." 
— Montreal Gazette

"After just a few pages into this book it was obvious Todd Denault had written an instant classic. I can not recommend this book enough." 
— Hockeybookreviews.com


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Table of Contents

Foreword
Prologue
 
1 The Seeds of the Man
2 The Architect
3 Necessity Is the Mother of Invention
4 Patience Is a Virtue
5 A Grand Entrance
6 Jake the Snake
7 A Sensation
8 The Rocket
9 The Dawning of a New Era
10 Doug
11 The True Test of a Champion
12 Solitary Man
13 Changing the Face of Hockey
14 Selling the Mask
15 The Pinnacle
16 One Step Back
17 The End of the Line
18 The Hart
19 Toe
20 The Betrayal
21 Alone on Broadway
22 Retirement and Rebirth
23 Back in the Saddle
24 The Pride and the Money
25 One More Moment for the Master
26 The Living Legend
27 A Man Conflicted
28 The Lion in Winter
29 The Mentor
30 Switzerland
 
Afterword
Acknowledgements
Notes
Bibliography
Index


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About this Author

A member of the Society for International Hockey Research, Todd Denault is a freelance writer who has had his work featured in numerous online and print publications. A graduate of Carleton University and Lakehead University, Todd resides in Cobourg, Ontario. This is his first book.


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