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My First Goal: 50 players and the goal that marked the beginning of their NHL career

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Every player who ever scored in the NHL has a different story about his first goal. For some, like Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, or Phil Esposito, their first goal was just one of many they would score in their long and illustrious careers. For others, their first goal was also their last. Sports journalist Mike Brophy has interviewed fifty players about their first NHL goal ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by McClelland & Stewart (first published January 1st 2011)
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Rebecca Dobrinski
Jul 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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“I remember my first (fill in the blank).” It is the same for everyone, you always remember the first time you did something memorable and meaningful. Sure, most of us do not exactly remember our first steps, but remember that first kiss, that first hit on the little league field, or even that first jump out of an airplane (well, maybe that’s just me). It would figure that, as professional hockey players, many of the game’s well-known stars would be able to vividly recall that moment when they f ...more
Andrew
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hockey, non-fiction
I applaud Mike Brophy for the concept of “My First Goal”. The author interviews 50 NHL players – some prominent, others not – and shares their recollection of their first NHL goal. (In the case of Pete Mahovlich, who admits he cannot remember his first NHL goal, he discusses the famous short-handed goal he scored in 1972 against the Russians.)

This book allows the famous (in some cases, the infamous or the slight-exposure-to-fleeting-famous) to reminisce about their early days. It gives us a glim
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