Wearing the "C"
Wearing the "C"

Wearing the "C"

Leadership Secrets from Hockey's Greatest Captains
By Ross Bernstein, Foreword by Bobby Clarke, Foreword by Scott Stevens


272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $29.95)

ISBN 9781600787577

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2012)


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Wearing the "C": Leadership Secrets of Hockey's Greatest Captains

By Ross Bernstein

Forewards by Bobby Clark, Scott Stevens and Brendan Shanahan


CONTACT: Bill Ames ∙ Independent Publishers Group ∙ 312.337.0747 ext. 326 ∙


There is no greater honor for any athlete than to be chosen, whether by coaches or teammates, to wear the coveted "C." For hockey players it becomes so much more than just a title: it is the highest honor to become designated team captain, something that doesn't happen overnight.


In Wearing the "C": Leadership Secrets of Hockey's Greatest Captains - an entertaining and enlightening blend of hockey stories and leadership positions - renowned hockey expert and die-hard fan Ross Bernstein reveals the secrets of some of hockey's greatest captains of all time. Whether it is their attitude on the ice or in the locker room, these NHL leaders can lead their players and teammates onwards like a general in battle. In this exciting new book Bernstein interviews hundreds of team captains, assistant captains, head coaches and hockey legends such as:


  • Wayne Gretzky reflects on the role of respect: "I don't think you can become a captain without earning respect first"
  • Phil Esposito reveals what it meant to him to wear a letter.
  • Brandan Shanahan on what it takes to be a captain.
  • "Did You Know" facts about 20-season Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman and his favorite memories on the ice.
  • Former Head Coach of Columbus Blue Jackets Dean Blais discusses the process of naming a captain


Wearing the "C" is a must-have for the upcoming hockey season, a truly inspiring book that will leave hockey fans amazed and wanting to take on more leadership roles like their heroes.


About the Authors:

Ross Bernstein is the author of nearly 50 sports books, including The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL, I Love/Hate Brett Favre, Raising Lombardi: What It Takes to Claim Football's Ultimate Prize, and Raising Stanley: What It Takes to Claim Hockey's Ultimate Prize. He has been featured on CNN and ESPN, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He lives in Eagan, Minnesota.


Bobby Clarke is a former player for the Philadelphia Flyers and a member of the NHL Hall of Fame. In retirement, he has twice served as the Flyers' general manager and is currently the team's senior vice president. He lives in Philadelphia.


Scott Stevens played 22 seasons in the NHL as a defenseman for the Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, and New Jersey Devils, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He lives in Far Hills, New Jersey.