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Title:
Becoming a pro hockey player
ISBN:
9781482420678

9781482420661
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
32 pages : colored illustrations ; 26 cm.
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General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Dreaming of the Cup -- Learning to Skate -- Joining a Team -- Building Skills -- School or Club? -- Junior Hockey -- The College Path -- Hitting the Lottery -- What's Next? -- The Minor Leagues -- Training Camp -- Trades, Waivers, and Free Agency -- Winning It All -- Glossary -- For More Information -- Index.
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Summary

Many professional athletes begin their journey as children. Hockey players are no different. Wayne Gretzky learned to skate when he was 2¬Ĺ years old! However, hard work and practice are what allow those with talent to make it to the next level. Readers are introduced to the common paths to becoming a pro hockey player, from youth leagues all the way to the NHL. Each chapter focuses on one step of the necessary training for pros, including full-color photographs and information about hockey superstars. Aspiring players can learn a lot about what it takes to excel on the ice!