Vendor: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages: 304
Dimensions: 8.69 × 5.75 (inches)
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.