My Life in Hockey

eBook - 2017
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They called him Killer. Doug Gilmour didn’t look fearsome on a pair of skates—being an (3z(Bundersized(3y (Bforward would plague him during his early career—but few players matched his killer instincts in the faceoff circle or in front of the net. The Hockey Hall of Famer from Kingston, Ontario, played for seven teams over his twenty-year career, netting 450 goals and 964 assists during the regular season and another 188 points in the playoffs, making him one of the highest-scoring centres of all time. Gilmour played a big role in the 1989 Stanley Cup victory, scoring the winning goal for the Calgary Flames. Perhaps most famously, he led the Toronto Maple Leafs to multiple winning seasons and in 1993, took them to the brink of their first Stanley Cup final in decades, only to lose out on one of the most controversial calls in hockey history. In Killer, Doug Gilmour bares all about his on- and off-the-ice exploits and escapades. Gilmour has always been frank with the media, and his memoir is as revealing as it is hilarious. He played with the greatest players of his generation, and his love for the game and for life are legendary.
Publisher: [S.l.]: HarperCollins Canada, 2017
ISBN: 9781443453530
Characteristics: 633 p
Additional Contributors: Robson, Dan 1983-


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Jul 21, 2018

If you're looking for a "tell-all" book about Gilmour's career, this isn't it. Reporters and fans during his era kinda hoped for a little more inside stuff (there was a lot of controversy in his career, which he hardly refers to. And that's no surprise--it's his book, after all). A few good stories, especially about his penchant for practical jokes (on teammates, coaches, even team owners). And definitely pays tribute to his parents and special influences (especially Pat Burns). Gilmour overcame a lot (mostly his size) to become a hall-of-famer. 2 day read.

Jan 16, 2018

We all know about Gilmour's time in Toronto and the exciting playoff run in 1993 but of course this book covers his rise to fame from the time he was an undersized kid playing in Kingston to his hall of fame induction. Without going into too much detail he lets the reader in on a lot of goings on behind the scenes. Certain parts of his life and career he mentions briefly and I respect that because what happens in an athlete's life is his business and nobody else's. Any hockey fan should enjoy it, Leaf fans should love it.

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