NHL Official Guide & Record Book

NHL Official Guide & Record Book

The NHL Official Guide & Record Book is the complete statistical record of the National Hockey League, published annually by the league. It contains detailed year-by-year data on 2,000 active players, all-time records, club rosters, NHL Entry Draft information, along with player and goaltender data panels and photos. It has long been considered "the bible of (ice) hockey” and is the book the NHL issues to reporters, broadcasters, scouts and general managers. It is a large-format paperback book and has been in print since 1932.

The first editions were edited by Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Member James C. Hendy. League publicist Ken McKenzie took over editing beginning in 1947. He would later become the founding editor-publisher of The Hockey News. Statisticians Ron Andrews and Carol Randall managed the book during the NHL's expansion eras of the 1960s, 1970s and into the 1980s. Benny Ercolani has been the Head Statistician since the 1980s.

By the mid 1980s, the old digest-sized format of the NHL Guide could no longer accommodate the increased number of league players and clubs. Early in 1984, Dan Diamond, a Toronto-based editor and publisher, proposed a redesign and reorganization of the NHL Guide, converting it to a magazine-sized page and incorporating photographs for the first time. The NHL accepted Diamond's proposal and the redesigned format made its first appearance in the fall of 1984 in a 352 page edition. Twenty-five years later, the book had grown to 656 pages and included a mug-shot photo of every active NHL player.

Traditionally, the Guide's cover is printed every year in the colors of the reigning Stanley Cup champions.

References

  • NHL Official Guide & Record Book 1984–85 published by the National Hockey League
  • NHL Official Guide & Record Book 2007 published by the National Hockey League
  • NHL Official Guide & Record Book 2009 published by the National Hockey League

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