Former NHL Goaltender Clint Malarchuk at Albert College

 

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT

Please join us Thursday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Albert College Memorial Chapel. Enjoy a meet and greet, photos and book signing in Ackerman Hall following the lecture. Thanks to the Travelodge Hotel for generously providing the accomodations. Also thank you to Lighthouse Books of Brighton who will be selling Mr. Malarchuk's book, The Crazy Game: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond, for a flat fee of $20 (cash and credit accepted). We look forward to seeing you at Albert College!

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.

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.