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Title:
A matter of inches : how I survived in the crease and beyond
Author:
Malarchuk, Clint, 1961- , author.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating, and stress-ridden as that of a hockey goaltender. Facing on-hundred-mile-an-hour slapshots, having the entire game riding on your glove hand, standing on your head when necessary--these are the job requirements for those who want to be the best goalies in the world. Now imagine doing that job while suffering from high anxiety, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder, and then nearly having your career cut short by a skate across your neck. A Matter of Inches takes you deep into the troubled mind of Clint Malarchuk, former NHL goaltender for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, and Buffalo Sabres. Even as a boy, Malarchuk faced such deep anxiety that he missed school and was eventually hospitalized. His OCD affected the way he trained, and he was known for keeping one of the most obsessive fitness regimens among NHL players. When his throat was slashed during a collision in the crease, he nearly died on the ice. Forever changed by the incident, Malarchuk later struggled mightily with depression and a dependence on alcohol that left a bullet in his head and nearly cost him his life."--book jacket.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781629370491
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No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating, and stress-ridden as that of a hockey goaltender. Clint Malarchuk did that job while suffering high anxiety, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder and had his career nearly literally cut short by a skate across his neck, to date the most gruesome injury hockey has ever seen. This autobiography takes readers deep into the troubled mind of Clint Malarchuk, the former NHL goaltender for the Quebec Nordiques, the Washington Capitals, and the Buffalo Sabres. When his carotid artery was slashed during a collision in the crease, Malarchuk nearly died on the ice. Forever changed, he struggled deeply with depression and a dependence on alcohol, which nearly cost him his life and left a bullet in his head. Now working as the goaltender coach for the Calgary Flames, Malarchuk reflects on his past as he looks forward to the future, every day grateful to have cheated death--twice.


Author Notes

Clint Malarchuk was a goaltender with the Quebec Nordiques, the Washington Capitals, and the Buffalo Sabres. Originally from Grande Prairie, Alberta, he now divides his time between Calgary, where he is the goaltender coach for the Calgary Flames, and his ranch in Nevada. Dan Robson is a senior writer at Sportsnet Magazine . He lives in Toronto.