A celebration of the players who have excelled in the most demanding position in all of sports.Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies features the most distinguished and influential men and women who ever patrolled the crease, exploring the careers of such stars as George Hainsworth, Georges Vezina, Johnny Bower, Jacques Plante, Ken Dryden, Tony Esposito and Patrick Roy.In this comprehensive illustrated reference: Chris McDonell profiles all 33 goaltenders enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Bob Duff explores the pioneers and trailblazers of goaltending, including the stars of international and women's hockey. Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated analyzes the goaltender from the other players' perspective. Brian Costello of The Hockey News chronicles the history of the NHL's two goaltending-specific trophies (the Vezina and William Jennings), as well as the goaltenders who have taken home other significant NHL awards, such as the Conn Smyth MVP trophy for the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Hart trophy for MVP of the league. The Hockey Hall of Fame's impressive goaltending artifacts are presented in a photo collection of stunning memorabilia. Bob Duff uncovers the history, lore and evolution of goalie equipment, including gloves, chest protectors, pads and, most significantly, the mask. Former NHL goaltender Brian Hayward opines on what makes hockey goaltenders so unique.The Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Goalies is the official Hockey Hall of Fame book on goalies and will be the definitive book on the topic.The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum in Toronto, Ontario, honors and preserves the history of ice hockey and those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of the game.