From the national bestselling author of One Night Only come 39 new stories about what a big-league goal can mean to an NHLer
Including interviews with Billy Smith, Chris Mason, Damian Rhodes, Christian Thomas, and Slap Shot’s Dave Hanson.
This follow-up to Reid’s national bestseller One Night Only: Conversations with the NHL’s One-Game Wonders unearths the blood, sweat, tears, and laughs of the journey to and from a single big-league goal.
If you’ve ever picked up a hockey stick, chances are you’ve dreamed of scoring in the National Hockey League. Ken Reid interviews and profiles 39 men who did just that: they bulged the twine in the best hockey league in the world … but only once. From minor league call-ups to season-long mainstays and even a Hall of Famer, One to Remember answers all the questions …
What did that one tally mean? Was it enough to satisfy a lifelong ambition, or was it just the smallest taste of success? Is the achievement still cherished years later? Or is it bittersweet, a distant reminder of what could have been?
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Ken Reid is the co-anchor of the weeknight prime time edition of Sportsnet Central on Sportsnet. He has covered the Olympics, the Super Bowl, multiple Grey Cups, and has appeared on Hockey Night in Canada. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.
Published: September 2020
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.
“This honest and entertaining book reveals just how hard it is to get even a glimpse of the highest levels of professional sports, much less find any lasting success … Hockey fans and those who enjoy strong sports writing will appreciate.” — Library Journal
“Reid tells the stories simply. He also comes across as sympathetic to all of his subjects. He knows that every kid that has ever laced on skates for a game of hockey wants to score in the NHL some day, and reaching that goal is worth celebrating. That makes One to Remember pleasant reading for anyone who picks it up.” — Buffalo Sports Page
“The stories are entertaining, varied and reflect the personality of the man telling the story.” — The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books blog
“These are backgrounders of 39 others who managed one goal; those who got in The Show by sheer luck, junior stars who’d planned to stay a lot longer, careers cut short by injury and even goalies who managed to light the lamp.” — The Chronicle Herald
“A perfect read for fans … These interviews and Reid's accessible and absorbing storytelling capture the moment a Canadian dream comes true.” — Open Book
“Now I have five Ken Reid books and never tire of his stories, never tire of the players he writes about.” — Pictou Advocate