NHL Books

We’ve scoured all of the bookshelves for the best books for hockey players, hockey coaches, and hockey fans. Plus, we’ve added some of our favorites we’ve read to create our ultimate list of the 18 Best Hockey Books That You Must Read.

Whether you’re a mucker, grinder, stay-at-home defenseman or a sniper, there’s one thing that all hockey players share in common: The love for the game. Whether its a great story about a player’s climb to success or how a team came together to overcome surmounting odds to be victorious, hockey players love hearing a great story.

So, we’ve compiled our list of some of the best books around about the greatest game on earth. Some of these hockey books are memoirs from a player’s perspective and some of them will teach you how to be a better hockey player or coach. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for gifts for hockey players, each one of the books on this list is going to entertain.

Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds of Hockey’s Greatest Coaches

You see them pacing back and forth behind the bench during games, but what really goes through the minds of the greatest coaches in the world? Well, you can find out in Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds of Hockey’s Greatest Coaches. In this book, author Craig Custance sits down for film sessions and conversations with some of the greatest hockey coaches from the past decade. This book covers everything from leadership to on-ice syst...

Orr: My Story

Bobby Orr, who is often referred to as the greatest defenseman to ever lace up the skates, is another hockey legend with a captivating memoir. In Orr: My Story, Bobby Orr reveals what inspired and motivated him to reach the top of his game. In this memoir, Orr reveals many life lessons he’s learned as he was propelled from small-town Canada into the media spotlight. Full of captivating stories from his career and lessons he’s learned...

Mr. Hockey: My Story

Known as one of the greatest and toughest players to play the game, the sport of hockey will most likely never see a player like Gordie Howe ever again. Known as “Mr. Hockey”, Howe won 4 Stanley Cups while playing in five different decades and rewrote the record books through being one of the most intense competitors that the hockey world has ever seen. In Mr. Hockey, Howe tells his story through his own voice, allowing you to enter ...

99: Stories of the Game

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the game of hockey than by reading about it from the perspective of Wayne Gretzky. In 99: Stories of the Game, the greatest hockey player who has ever lived explains what the game looks like to him and discusses all of the influential coaches and mentors he had along the way of becoming The Great One. This warm & direct book takes you deep into the life of Wayne Gretzky through his own...

The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

In a story of the greatest upset in sports history, The Boys Of Winter takes you back to the 1980 Olympic Games and tells the true story of how a bunch of rag-tag college kids ended up beating the best hockey team in the world. This book follows the 1980 Miracle on Ice from start to finish and will leave you inspired when you learn about the dedication, sacrifice, and commitment that the members of the 1980 Men’s USA Olympic Hockey T...