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Author Avery, Sean, 1980- author.

Title Ice capades : a memoir of fast living and tough hockey / Sean Avery with Michael McKinley.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.962 Avery,S AVE    Available
Description xi, 316 page, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Contents Last chance -- Cincinnati Kid -- Showtime -- Money, sex, and fun in the sun -- That championship season -- Stanley Cup summer -- Two is the most dangerous lead in hockey -- Becoming a king -- Summer schooling -- The King of LA -- Everything in its right place -- Locked out of my life -- A new life in paradise -- From LA to New York -- I look good in blue -- The Avery rule -- The summer of Vogue -- Sean does Dallas -- Down and out and back again -- The last season.
Summary As one of the NHL's most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For thirteen seasons, Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial. In Ice Capades, Avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing Ball Four did for baseball. Avery goes deep inside the sport to reveal every aspect of an athlete's life, from what they do with their money and nights off, to how they stay sharp and competitive in the league. While playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, and Ice Capades takes the reader inside the other unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabited - Vogue intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restaurateur, gay rights advocate, and many more. Love him or hate him, Sean Avery changed the way professional hockey is played today. Rollickingly honest and compelling throughout, Ice Capades transcends the sports-book-genre and offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of 21st century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players.
Subject Avery, Sean, 1980-
Hockey players -- Canada -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author McKinley, Michael, 1961- author.
ISBN 9780399575754 (hardcover)
0399575758 (hardcover)

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