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Clint Malarchuk

March 6, 2015 by Speakers' Spotlight

Excerpt From Clint Malarchuk’s The Crazy Game: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond

No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating, and as stress-ridden as that of an NHL hockey 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 shares his extraordinary and heart-wrenching life story—which includes his long battle with alcoholism and almost ending his life by a gunshot to the head—in his relentless effort to help end the stigma of mental illness and to help others who may suffer as well. The Post Game magazine recently shared a excerpt from Clint’s memoir, The Crazy Game: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond (the same book is called A Matter of Inches in the USA), detailing Clint’s on-ice jugular incident. You can read the excerpt here.