The 384-page "Hockey for Dummies" paperback by John Davidson fully details game rules while providing a complete explanation of penalties and other essentials for comprehending the game. The book also details the history of the sport and explains passing, shooting, face-off, goal-tending and defensive strategies.
"Hockey for Dummies" outlines the responsibilities of each position player on the ice, including the center, right wing, left wing, goaltender and defensemen. A number of hockey figures have praised the book's content, with Hall-of-Famer Wayne Gretzky exalting the book's comprehensive and easy-to-understand format. Gretzky went on to tout it as a great source for hockey instructions and a history of the game.