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Nicklas Lidstrom
Nicklas Lidstrom

Nicklas Lidstrom

The Pursuit of Perfection
By Nicklas Lidstrom, By Gunnar Nordstrom, By Bob Duff

SPORTS & RECREATION

288 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

ISBN 9781629375359

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2019)

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Overview

An essential read for all hockey fans, featuring rare color photos from Lidstrom's personal collection
Nicklas Lidstrom is nothing short of a Hockeytown deity, and his number 5 hangs high in Detroit as a symbol of leadership, longevity, and unparalleled defensive talent. The beloved Red Wings captain opens up about his life and career for the first time in the English language in this authorized biography which spans the Hall of Famer's entire NHL journey. Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection takes fans on a memorable tour which includes Lidstrom's early life in Sweden, his 20 season in Detroit and four Stanley Cup championships, and his taste of Olympic gold with the Tre Konor. It also includes insights on more personal matters and unique challenges Lidstrom faced as well as photos from Lidstrom's personal collection.

Reviews

"Nicklas Lidstrom is the greatest player I ever played with. He was just consistently the workhorse of our hockey team, kind of the backbone of the whole team." —STEVE YZERMAN, longtime Detroit Red Wings captain

"Nick Lidstrom is a true role model. He's someone for our community, for Hockeytown, to trust, to admire, to respect. As good of a player as he was, he was a better man and better teammate." —MIKE BABCOCK, former Red Wings head coach

"I'm aware of what a big part Nick played in my career, both on and off the ice. I have not played with anyone better. Just look at what he has accomplished. It's mind-boggling." —HENRIK ZETTERBERG, former Red Wings captain

"He was just a wonderful player. One of a kind. As to who's the best ever, it's tough to rate this guy here and that guy there. I will say I don't rate anyone ahead of Lidstrom." —SCOTTY BOWMAN, former Red Wings head coach

"I don't think people realize, still, how good he really was. There's no one like him, and there probably never will be another guy like him." —NIKLAS KRONWALL, Red Wings defenseman

"He is the best I ever played against. If you go back 100 years and start counting Bobby Orr and others, Lidstrom is top five, for sure. But during my career, and if you include Shea Weber, Zdeno Chara, and Drew Doughty, my No. 1 is Nicklas Lidstrom." —EVGENI MALKIN, Pittsburgh Penguins forward

"The mark Nick left on the NHL and the hockey world is that he was a picture of perfection. Not only was Nick one of the best players to ever play his position, but he is also one of the greatest gentlemen to ever play in the NHL." —PIERRE McGUIRE, analyst for the NHL on NBC

"Nick Lidstrom was obviously a legend in this league and in the hockey world. He was somebody I looked up to as a young player. I really wanted to be him. I'm not close to being there, but I'm working hard at it." —DREW DOUGHTY, Los Angeles Kings defenseman

Author Biography

NICKLAS LIDSTROM won four Stanley Cups and seven Norris Trophies during his 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.GUNNAR NORDSTROM is a Los Angeles-based journalist covering the NHL for the Expressen newspaper in Sweden. He is the author of several books, including Lidstrom: Captain Fantastic, published by Sportforlaget.BOB DUFF has written extensively for the Windsor Star, MSNBC.com, and Hockey Weekly. He is the author of several books about hockey, including If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Red Wings, with Ken Daniels.

Book Signings

Upcoming Events


Dec
15
Nicklas Lidstrom's "The Pursuit of Perfection" ›
Rochester Hills, Michigan
12:00pm
Join NHL star and author Nicklas Lidstrom as he features his new book, "Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection," followed by a signing.
Past Events


Oct
06
Nicklas Lidstrom's "The Pursuit of Perfection" ›
Madison HeightsNorthville, Michigan
1:00pm
Nicklas Lidstrom, author of 'Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection,' will be signing his new book at Barnes & Noble Northville at 1 pm.
Oct
05
Nicklas Lidstrom's "The Pursuit of Perfection" ›
Madison Heights, Michigan
12:00pm
Nicklas Lidstrom, author of 'Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection,' will be signing his new book at Meijer from 12 to 2 pm.

Press Releases

Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection

By Nicklas Lidstrom with Gunner Nordstrom and Bob Duff 

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.676.4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

Though his teammates dubbed him “The Perfect Human,” Nicklas Lidstrom saw himself constantly striving to be better, both on and off the ice. During his 20-year NHL career, Lidstrom displayed a keen knack for predicting an opponent’s move and for being the brains behind highlight-reel worthy plays. His impeccable defense has contributed to the most successful seasons in Detroit Red Wings history. And with seven Norris Trophies, a Conn Smythe Trophy, an Olympic gold medal and four Stanley Cup titles, Nicklas Lidstrom certainly lives up to his reputation.

 

In Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection (Triumph Books, October 1, 2019), Hockey Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom partners with journalist Gunnar Nordström and sports columnist Bob Duff to reflect on Lidstrom’s career as a leading defenseman in the NHL. This intimate memoir shows Lidstrom’s personal journey up the hockey ranks, starting with his early hockey career in Sweden where he began his legacy as one of the greats. Highlights include:

 

  • A look back at the instrumental years Lidstrom honed his craft playing with Vasteras hockey high school and with the Olympic gold-winning Swedish National Team 
  • An insider’s view on the 1989 NHL Draft and the drama that almost altered Lidstrom’s career
  • Game-changing moments that led the 1997 Detroit Red Wings team to a Stanley Cup Championship win after a 42 year drought
  • Rare anecdotes about Lidstrom’s pivotal seasons that contributed to his nominations for the Norris Trophy
  • Hockey legends Steve Yzerman, Wayne Gretzky, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and more reflect on Lidstrom’s lasting influence on the ice.  

 

A memoir fitting for an NHL Hall of Famer who defines excellence, Nicklas Lidstrom: The Pursuit of Perfection is a spectacular book for lifelong fans of the Detroit Red Wings legendary defenseman.

 

About the Authors:

Nicklas Lidstrom won four Stanley Cups during his 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015. 

 

Gunnar Nordström is a Los Angeles-based journalist covering the NHL for the Expressen newspaper in Sweden. He is the author of several books, including Lidström: Captain Fantastic, published in Sweden by Sportforlaget. 

 

Bob Duff is a longtime sports columnist, who has written extensively for the Windsor StarMSNBC.com, and Hockey Weekly. His work has also appeared in the Hockey NewsBeckett HockeyFaceoff, and Prospects magazine. He is the author of several books about hockey, including The First Season: 1917-18 and the Birth of the NHL and If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Red Wings, with Ken Daniels.

 

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