This is a statistical history of the National Hockey League in its first fifty seasons. It provides every statistic for every player for every game, including playoff games. A full introduction puts the tremendous amount of data contained within the book in its historical context, and each chapter then recounts a single season. An explanatory essay illuminating the most important attributes of a particular season introduces each chapter.
Award-winning author Marshall D. Wright is a sports statistician and archivist. A resident of Quincy, Massachusetts, he is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and Society International of Hockey Research.