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J.P. Bickell

The Life, the Leafs, and the Legacy

by Jason Wilson; Graham MacLachlan & Kevin Shea

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publisher: Dundurn
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He stayed out of the spotlight, but Leafs fans know J.P. Bickell cast a long shadow.

A self-made mining magnate and the man who kept the Maple Leafs in Toronto and financed Maple Leaf Gardens, J.P. Bickell lived an extraordinary and purposeful life. As one of the most important industrialists in Canadian history, Bickell left his mark on communities across the nation. He was a cornerstone of the Toronto Maple Leafs, which awards the J.P. Bickell Memorial Award to recognize outstanding service to the organization.

Bickell’s story is also tied up with some of the most famous Canadians of his day, including Mitchell Hepburn, Roy Thomson, and Conn Smythe. Through his charitable foundation, he has been a key benefactor of the Hospital for Sick Children, and his legacy continues to transform Toronto. Yet, though Bickell was so important both to Toronto and the Maple Leafs, the story of his incredible life is today largely obscure. This book sets the record straight, presenting the definitive story of his rise to prominence and his lasting legacy — on the ice and off.

About the Authors
Jason Wilson is an award-winning Canadian author and musician. He is a two-time Juno Award nominee and is currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Guelph. Author of four books, including Lord Stanley: The Man Behind the Cup (2006), Wilson has been published on various topics, including Canada and the First World War, hockey, and music.

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Graham MacLachlan is a relative of J.P. Bickell who has an extensive business background in international trade and is involved in a variety of hockey organizations. He lives in Calgary.

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DEREK SANDERSON grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and played for the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL, as well as the Philadelphia Blazers of the WHA. A former sports commentator, Sanderson is currently an investment professional in Boston, where he serves as a financial advisor for athletes.

KEVIN SHEA is the editor of publications for the Hockey Hall of Fame and the author of twelve hockey books, including Barilko: Without a Trace and Lord Stanley: The Man Behind the Cup. Shea is the recipient of the 2012 Brian McFarlane Award for excellence in research and writing.

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Contributor Notes

Jason Wilson is a bestselling Canadian author, a two-time Juno Awards nominee, and an adjunct professor of history at the University of Guelph. He lives in Stouffville, Ontario.

Kevin Shea is a renowned hockey historian, the bestselling author of fourteen hockey books, and the editor of publications and online features for the Hockey Hall of Fame. He lives in Toronto.

Graham MacLachlan is a relative of J.P. Bickell who has an extensive business background in international trade and is involved in a variety of hockey organizations. He lives in Calgary.

Editorial Reviews

A fascinating read … this isn’t just another Leafs book. Far from it.

— Hockey Book Reviews.com

The definitive story of [J.P. Bickell’s] rise to prominence and his lasting legacy.

— Society for International Hockey Research

A fitting tribute to a great man.

— James Smith, Sell Em Ben’s and former McIntyre Mining Employee

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