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Al MacInnis: The Defenseman is more than just a biographical snapshot of the career of the All-Star defenseman for the St. Louis Blues. In a unique combination of words provided by Jeff Gordon, sportswriter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and photos provided by photo agencies from around the United States, hockey fans will come to know Al MacInnis from his childhood in Inverness, Nova Scotia through the 1997-1998 hockey season. Al's hockey tips for kids, his game-day routine and Coach Joel Quenneville's break down of Al's hockey strengths in the "Q" system are a few of the features of this book.
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As publishers we chose to produce a book that would encourage young hockey players to read as well as to perserveer in their life goals. The book also stands alone as a welcome edition to any hockey fans library.From the Author:
This book uses a dynamic scrapbook design to show hockey fans who St. Louis Blues defenseman Al MacInnis is and how he became an All-Star performer. Geared toward younger readers but attractive to any hockey fan, this first book in the Sports Snaps series is packed with color action photos of this future Hall of Famer.
It also features Al's hockey tips for young players, his own game-day routine, his opinions on various hockey issues, the one day he'll never forget and some of his personal likes and dislikes off the ice.
His biography traces his career back to his childhood in Nova Scotia, when he honed his slap shooting skills by firing pucks off the side of the family barn. There weren't many recreational opportunities in the fishing village of Port Hood, so Al and his sports-minded brothers came up with some creative ways to stay busy and improve their skills.
Al's feared slap shot propelled him from his small town world to the hockey fast track. He starred in the Ontario Hockey League, then went to the Calgary Flames as a first-round draft pick and had an almost instant impact on that team. He blossomed into a respected leader and perennial All-Star, leading the Flames to the 1989 Stanley Cup and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as the postseason's most valuable player.
MacInnis has continued his success in St. Louis, passing the 1,000-game and 1,000-point milestones, earning All-Star Game berths, winning the NHL's hardest shot competitions and gaining a berth on Team Canada in the Winter Olympics.
This book captures Al's storied career in pictures and words, making it an informative hockey keepsake for fans of all ages.
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Book Description GHB Publishers, LLC, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11189292000X
Book Description GHB Publishers, LLC, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M189292000X