Clint Malarchuk - 2018 Shewfelt Lecturer
Albert College will welcome Former NHL Goaltender Clint Malarchuk as 2018 Shewfelt Lecturer!
"No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating, and as stress-ridden as that of an NHL goaltender. Now imagine doing that job while suffering high anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression, and having your career nearly cut short by a skate slicing across your neck. Clint Malarchuk will share his extraordinary and heart-wrenching life story—which includes his battle with alcoholism and almost ending his life—in his relentless effort to help end the stigma of mental illness and to help others who may suffer as well."
Mr. Malarchuk was born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and raised in Edmonton. He played in the NHL for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres, and in the IHL for the Las Vegas Thunder. He compiled a career record of 141 wins, 130 losses, 45 ties, 12 shutouts, and an .885 save percentage. After leaving the NHL as a player, he served as Head Coach of the IHL Las Vegas Thunder and Idaho Steelheads. He went to be the goaltending coach for the NHL Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets. He became the goaltending consultant for the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010, going from there to the Calgary Flames, and retiring from the team in 2014.
His memoir, The Crazy Game: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond, was published in 2014.
Please save-the-date - Thursday, November 22, 2018
The public lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. and there will be a ticket fee (to be determined).