A Toronto Maple Leaf for 12 seasons, Bower is an inspirational figure whose major league career began at age 33, when most players are approaching retirement. Determined to see his dream through to the end, Bower played his final game at age 45, becoming the first player in NHL history eligible to collect his pension while still on the active roster. This moving story charts Bower's Depression-era childhood all the way through his retirement, and is a gift to hockey enthusiasts and Leafs fans alike.

The China Wall: The Timeless Legend of Johnny Bower 2009, Key Porter Books

ISBN-13: 9781551683607

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