Unbreakable: 50 Goals in 39 Games: Wayne Gretzky and the Story of Hockey's Greatest Record

Author: Todd Denault Mike Brophy
Publisher: McClelland Stewart
Category: Biography: Sport, Sports Books, Ice Hockey
Book Format: Paperback

In only his 3rd NHL season, Wayne Gretzky set the unbeatable NHL record - scoring 50 goals in just 39 games. A book for the devoted Gretzky fans, and books like 99 by Al Strachan.





Unbreakable: 50 Goals in 39 Games, Wayne Gretzky and the Story of Hockey's Greatest Record
sets out to chronicle that unforgettable streak of 39 games in the fall of 1981, when a 20-year-old wunderkind from the town of Brantford, Ontario, captured the imagination of not just the hockey world but the world at large and emerged as both the game's biggest star and it's most recognizable face.

Published on the 35th anniversary of this remarkable feat, the story of this unforgettable season is chronicled by renowned hockey authors Mike Brophy and Todd Denault. Based on new interviews with Wayne Gretzky and with those who surrounded him during his magical run at hockey's greatest record, Unbreakable: 50 Goals in 39 Games, Wayne Gretzky and the Story of Hockey's Greatest Record will detail on a game-by-game basis Gretzky's stellar run towards hockey immortality, through extensive research and the reminiscences of those who were there, including teammates, and players from opposing teams.

MIKE BROPHY is a senior sports writer for CBC sports as well as writer for NHL.com. This former hockey analyst for Rogers Sportsnet, has been writing about hockey for more than 30 years -- first with the Peterborough Examiner for 14 years and then as a senior writer with The Hockey News for the next 17 years -- and has won six Ontario Newswire writing awards for his coverage of junior hockey. He has also been awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for best new voice for his book Curtis Joseph: The Acrobat. Mike and his wife, Marilyn, live in Pickering, Ontario, and have three children, Chase, Blair, and Darryl.



TODD DENAULT is a freelance author, researcher, and member of the Society for International Hockey Research. His work has been published in a number of print and online publications and he is the author of: Jacques Plante: The Man Who Changed the Face of Hockey, The Greatest Game: The Montreal Canadiens, the Red Army, and the Night That Saved Hockey, and A Season in Time: Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One and the Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season. Todd resides in Cobourg, Ontario. The author lives in Brophy: Pickering / Denault: Cobourg.

About Todd Denault
MIKE BROPHY is a senior sports writer for CBC sports as well as writer for NHL.com. This former hockey analyst for Rogers Sportsnet, has been writing about hockey for more than 30 years -- first with the Peterborough Examiner for 14 years and then as a senior writer with The Hockey News for the next 17 years -- and has won six Ontario Newswire writing awards for his coverage of junior hockey. He has also been awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for best new voice for his book Curtis Joseph: The Acrobat. Mike and his wife, Marilyn, live in Pickering, Ontario, and have three children, Chase, Blair, and Darryl. TODD DENAULT is a freelance author, researcher, and member of the Society for International Hockey Research. His work has been published in a number of print and online publications and he is the author of: Jacques Plante: The Man Who Changed the Face of Hockey, The Greatest Game: The Montreal Canadiens, the Red Army, and the Night That Saved Hockey, and A Season in Time: Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One and the Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season. Todd resides in Cobourg, Ontario. The author lives in Brophy: Pickering / Denault: Cobourg.

(BK-9780771017551)

SKU BK-9780771017551
Barcode # 9780771017551
Brand McClelland Stewart
Artist / Author Todd Denault Mike Brophy
Shipping Weight 0.3700kg
Shipping Width 0.152m
Shipping Height 0.023m
Shipping Length 0.226m

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