This title tells the story of the National Hockey League, from its founding in Canada more than a century ago to its status today as a world-class showcase for hockey talent. Readers will learn about the league's stars, coaches, and venues, as well as its Stanley Cup and controversies within the sport. Features include infographics, a glossary, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.