ART ROSS: THE HOCKEY LEGEND WHO BUILT THE BRUINS
The first authorized biography of Art Ross, Hockey Hall of Famer, NHL founding father, and long-time member of the Boston Bruins.
Though he last played the game nearly one hundred years ago, Art Ross remains connected with the greatest stars in hockey. Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, and Sidney Crosby have all won the award that bears his name, the trophy given annually to the NHL’s top scorer. Ross himself managed just one goal during his NHL career; however, in the dozen years leading up to the formation of the NHL in 1917, he was one of the biggest stars in the game.
After his playing career ended, Ross became one of the founding fathers of the Boston Bruins, holding the positions of coach, general manager, and vice president. He was one of the men most responsible for making the NHL a success in the United States, and was integral to the modernization of hockey. All these accomplishments led to him being one of the first players inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Hockey historian Eric Zweig brings to life the early days of hockey. From the mining towns of Northern Ontario to the hallowed halls of Boston Garden, Art Ross was one of the biggest names in hockey over his six decades in the game.
This is a true hockey history book, not just about the man who helped form the Boston Bruins, but also added to the game by inventing a better puck, making a better goal along with nets, implementing rule changes and many more things as well. Some of his ideas were not put into place until decades latter. You get a story of Art Ross’s life from childhood and all of the places he lived and the sports he played. You are shown how good of an athlete he was in all sports not just hockey, but that when he played hockey he excelled at it. Winning the cup as a player. You are taken through the formation of the Bruins and how each year’s team was formed. Players acquired and also arguments between players and other management personnel and how some of them would last until he passed away. Overall a great hockey book, about the history of the game. A very good read for a fan of the game. I got this book from netgalley. com.I gave it 4 stars. Follow us atwww.1rad-readerreviews.com