|By (author):||Chelios, Chris|
|Subject:||SPORTS & RECREATION / General|
|SPORTS & RECREATION / Hockey|
|Size:||8.68in x 5.75in x 0.65in|
|From The Publisher*|
The compelling true story of one of the NHL's all-time greatest players
Feared on the ice for his toughness and his skill with the puck, Chris Chelios was one of the finest defensemen of his era. A stalwart blueliner with the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and Atlanta Thrashers, Chelios roamed the ice with a rare confidence that earned him the respect of his teammates and opponents alike. He carried his high level of competitiveness out of the dressing room and wore it like a badge of honour.
By the time his twenty-six-season professional career was over, Chris Chelios had served as captain for two Original Six teams, claimed three Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenseman, represented his country in international competition 11 times, been selected to 11 All-Star Games and hoisted three Stanley Cups.
Overtime pulls no punches in this rollicking story of friends and foes, triumph and tragedy, and, above all else, love for the game of hockey. From his wild days as a young player in Moose Jaw to his Hockey Hall of Fame party attended by guests ranging from Michael Jordan to Kid Rock, Chelios gives fans a guided tour through his incredible and improbable career. Along the way he sheds light on his tumultuous time in Montreal, the trade that returned him to his hometown, and the difficult decision that led him to Detroit, as well as the personal tragedies endured by him and his family. He also reflects on his friendships with A-list celebrities and his relationships with famous teammates, opponents and coaches, including Jeremy Roenick, Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Wayne Gretzky, Mike Keenan and Scotty Bowman. An honest, enlightening and often hilarious memoir, Overtime is a must-read for every hockey fan.
With a foreword by Wayne Gretzky.
"Chris has an overflowing passion for the game. He played the same way at age 28 and 38 as he did at 48. He played with the same passion in October as he did in May."-WAYNE GRETZKY, FROM THE FOREWORD
"Not many people had the impact on my career that Chris did. I don't think there has ever been a player who epitomizes love, passion, and dedication to the game the way Chris did."-JEREMY ROENICK, FORMER CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS AND USA HOCKEY TEAMMATE
"Chris Chelios changed the culture of the Chicago Blackhawks. He was one of the fiercest competitors I ever coached. He was without fear, courageous in his play, a risk-taker, but also an intelligent hockey player."-MIKE KEENAN, FORMER CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS HEAD COACH
"Chris Chelios is the most passionate, competitive, and meanest SOB who has ever played the game. Nobody ever loved the game more than Cheli."-BRETT HULL, FORMER DETROIT RED WINGS AND USA HOCKEY TEAMMATE
"I hated playing against Chelios, and then when I played with him, I found out that he is an unbelievable teammate. It doesn't matter if a teammate was a rookie or a veteran, Chelios took care of him."-DARREN MCCARTY, FORMER DETROIT RED WINGS TEAMMATE