About the Author

ANDREW PODNIEKS is the author of more than 65 books on hockey, most recently Team Canada 1972: The Official 40th Anniversary Celebration; Sid vs. Ovi: Crosby and Ovechkin – Natural Born Rivals; Natural Hockey Superstitions: From Playoff Beards To Crossed Sticks and Lucky Socks, and Retired Numbers: A Celebration of NHL Excellence. He is also the author of Honoured Canadiens, the bestselling book in 2008 on that team’s 100th anniversary; Players: The Ultimate A-Z Guide of Everyone Who Has Ever Playedin the NHL; The Complete Hockey Dictionary; World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF; A Day in the Life of the Maple Leafs; Canada’s Olympic Hockey History, 1920-2010; A Canadian Saturday Night; and Portraits of the Game: Classic Photographs from the Turofsky Collection at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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