The Cooke Agency

Andrew Podnieks
Hockey Facts & Stats, 2011-12

Hockey Facts & Stats was the #1 hockey statistics book in Canada for the fifth year in a row in 2010. Now with a completely new look, two-colour interior and a more generous trim size, it’s destined to be #1 again in 2011. As always, Hockey Facts & Stats will be updated with all of the latest stats, but this year it will include even more interesting facts, from controversial top-ten lists to profiles detailing the journeys of 2011’s M.V.P., Rookie of the Year and Stanley Cup champs. It will also include team histories, the complete 2010–11 NHL season in review, international standings and more. The ultimate reference for hockey pools and trivia leagues, and an ideal stocking stuffer for fans of every age, Hockey Facts & Stats is set for another winning year.

This year’s bigger and better than ever Hockey Facts & Stats includes

— Fully updated international results and standings, including a preview of the 2012 World Junior Championship in Calgary and Edmonton
— An A–Z directory of NHL players with comprehensive stats and biographical information
— Team histories, NHL standings and Stanley Cup finals results since 1917
— A complete list of players and personalities enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame
— A summary of the 2010–11 NHL season, including shootout statistics and scoring leaders

Praise for Andrew Podnieks’ writing:

“The detail is astonishing ... a stunning testament to the history of sports photojournalism in this country.” —The Edmonton Journal

“Illuminating…Serious students of the game know already to follow where Podnieks leads…his attention to and reverence for the game compares with Nabokov and his bond with butterflies.” —The Globe & Mail

“The author of numerous books on hockey and some of the sport’s greatest players, Andrew Podnieks undertook the most ambitious project of his career with Players, an exhaustive encyclopedia of hockey lore that will delight hockey fans both young and old.” —Read Magazine

Genre/Category: Nonfiction—Sports/Hockey
Length: 400 pp

Canadian rights, HarperCollins Canada
US rights, HarperCollins Canada

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.

Andrew Podnieks
Photo Credit: Mary Jane Nguyen

Andrew Podnieks is the author of more than 55 books on hockey, most notably 2008’s bestselling book on the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens, Honoured Canadiens. He is also the author of Players: The Ultimate A-Z Guide of Everyone Who Has Ever Played in the NHL; The Complete Hockey Dictionary; World of Hockey: Celebrating a Century of the IIHF; A Day in the Life of the Maple Leafs; Canada’s Olympic Hockey History, 1920-2010; A Canadian Saturday Night; and Portraits of the Game: Classic Photographs from the Turofsky Collection at the Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition, he has covered three Olympics and nine World Championships for the IIHF and has written extensively with and for the Hockey Hall of Fame and Hockey Canada. He has also worked with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame to develop web and exhibition content.

Andrew Podnieks’ website can be found at