Get your tickets to see Former NHL Goaltender Clint Malarchuk
Former NHL Goaltender and Mental Health Advocate, Clint Malarchuk, will share his extraordinary and heart-wrenching life story at Albert College on Thursday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m.
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.
Malarchuk had his career nearly literally cut short in 1989 when he was playing for the Buffalo Sabres. His neck was slashed by a skate during a collision in the crease. Malarchuk nearly died on the ice in the most gruesome injury hockey has ever seen. 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. Malarchuk will share his extraordinary story at Albert College to help others who may be suffering from mental illness and to help end the stigma of mental illness.
Clint Malarchuk was born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and played in the NHL for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres. 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 a head coach, goaltending coach and a goaltending consultant before retiring in 2014.
Tickets are only $20 and include a meet and greet and book signing following the lecture. Purchase tickets online or call the school at 613-968-5726.