Ice hockey's long and colourful history deserves special treatment and this is the perfect way of displaying it. Updated to include the 2009 - 10 and 2010 - 11 seasons, including the fantastic 2010 Winter Olympic Games tournament, this new edition of The Official NHL Hockey Treasures tells the rich and fascinating history of North American professional hockey through hundreds of photographs and an exhaustively researched and lucid text. The origin and evolution of hockey, especially in North America are explored, as are the great players, famous games and illustrious teams. But where this title really scores is through its awe-inspiring collection of 30 interactive facsimiles of momentous hockey memorabilia that have been ingeniously inserted into the pages of the book. These facsimile documents have all been expertly selected by the curators of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and reproduced in such a way that you will feel as if you have the very originals in your hand.
The artefacts include 90-year-old newspaper reports from the NHL's first games, letters from the President of the NHL, player contracts - including Gordie Howe's deal to play with his two sons on the Hartford Whalers - collectible hockey cards, and much, much more. The Official NHL Hockey Treasures offers a new perspective on this much- loved sport. It is something hockey fans will treasure forever.