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Hockey Plays and Strategies Paperback – December 18, 2009

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"In Hockey Plays and Strategies, Ryan Walter and Mike Johnston combine their coaching expertise to offer a comprehensive
guidebook for today's fast-paced game. Their proven strategies are ideal for every player and coach."

George Gwozdecky
Head Men's Hockey Coach, University of Denver

“In Hockey Plays and Strategies, Walter and Johnston cover every aspect of successful team play. This complete guide
gives you the systems and strategies for an advantage at both ends of the ice.”

Pat Quinn
Head Coach, Toronto Maple Leafs, 1998-2006

"Ryan Walter and Mike Johnston are a dynamic writing team who draw from years of playing, coaching, and leadership
experience. In Hockey Plays and Strategies, they simplify the complexities of the game to assist coaches in building
winning game plans."

Paul Carson
Director of Development, Hockey Canada

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About the Author
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Ryan Walter is an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. He played more than 1,000
games over 15 seasons with the Washington Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, and Vancouver Canucks. He served as vice
president of the National Hockey League Players Association, was honored as the NHL Man of the Year in 1992, and played
in the NHL all-star game in 1993. Walter has also served as captain of team Canada in the World Junior tournament and
played for team Canada in four World Championships. He has worked as a consultant for several NHL teams and a television
analyst for NHL broadcasts. Walter lives in British Columbia, Canada.

Mike Johnston is the head coach of the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League. Johnston guided Canada to
two World Junior Championships as an assistant coach and won three Spengler Cup gold medals as coach of the Canada
Selects. He served in various capacities, including head coach and general manager, with Canada's gold medal–winning
national team from 1994 to 1999. In five of the six seasons he coached the Vancouver Canucks, they finished with over 90
points, and on two occasions they surpassed the 100-point mark. In 2004, the Canucks won the Northwest Division
Championship. In May 2007, Johnston again was selected to coach in the World Championships, and for the first time in 73
years Canada went undefeated (9-0) in winning gold. Johnston lives in Portland, Oregon.

After the 2013-2014 season, Mike Johnston was named head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. For the six preceding
seasons Johnston was the head coach of the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League. He was
assistant/associate coach of the Vancouver Canucks from 1999-2006 and associate coach of the Los Angeles Kings from
2006-08. Johnston guided Canada to two World Junior Championships as an assistant coach and won three Spengler Cup gold
medals as coach of the Canada Selects. He served in various capacities, including head coach and general manager, with
Canada's gold medal–winning national team from 1994 to 1999. In five of the six seasons he coached the Vancouver
Canucks, they finished with over 90 points, and on two occasions they surpassed the 100-point mark. In 2004, the Canucks
won the Northwest Division Championship. In May 2007, Johnston again was selected to coach in the World Championships,
and for the first time in 73 years Canada went undefeated (9-0) in winning gold. Johnston lives in Portland, Oregon.

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