Greatest, Weirdest, Most Amazing NHL Debuts of All Time, The by Andrew Podnieks, ECW Press

The Greatest, Weirdest, Most Amazing NHL Debuts of All Time

Andrew Podnieks

  • Hit the ice in the NHL for the first time with over 300 hockey stars 

    From Hall of Famers to lesser-known players, every one of the more than 7,700 NHLers skated in a first game. Many of these debuts are noteworthy because of a record that is plain amazing (Al Hill’s five points), a record most dubious (David Koci’s 42 penalty minutes), or a record never to be broken (45 debuts on one night — October 10, 1979). Prolific sports writer Andrew Podnieks’s comprehensive new book features more than 300 spectacular debuts, from 1917 to 2019, and hones in on great achievements and amazing exploits culled from every player’s first night of NHL stardom.

    Available October 8, 2019. PRE-ORDER NOW!

  • Andrew Podnieks is the bestselling author of nearly 100 sports books, including Great Moments in Canada’s Sporting History (Moydart Press, 2017). He has written extensively on theNHL and international hockey, and he sits on the IIHF’s Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Find him online at

  • Published: October 2019

    ISBN: 9781770415157

    Dimensions: 9 x 9 in.

    Pages: 176