By Kevin Allen, Chris Chelios, Wayne Gretzky

ISBN-10: 1600789870

ISBN-13: 9781600789878

Author note: ahead by way of Wayne Gretzky

From being inducted to the Hockey corridor of reputation in 2013, to serving in an govt function at the Detroit crimson Wings, and signing directly to turn into an NHL analyst for Fox activities 1, Chris Chelios has confirmed himself to be a guy of many skills and right here he tells his tale.

Drafted by way of the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, Chelios loved a protracted profession within the NHL, enjoying for 26 seasons for the Canadiens in addition to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit purple Wings, diehard hockey markets during which he has turn into a liked determine.

From the 1992 Stanley Cup ultimate to the 2006 iciness Olympics workforce, Chelios stocks his achievements at the ice whereas offering new info on his lifestyles off it to readers, making this autobiography vital not just for Chelios enthusiasts, yet an individual who loves the sport of hockey.

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By then, I knew drunk driving when I saw it. “Let’s go after him and get some money,” I said. We chased him to the beach and waited for him to leave his car. We rifled through it and found his identification with an address. Later we showed up at his house and convinced him that he had hit us. There was an old dent in the car that we passed off as fresh damage. We told him we were going to call the police unless he wanted to settle this without involving them. He gave us $700 and we called it even.

And we had a very good week living on that money. We also went to Tijuana, Mexico, just south of San Diego. S. ” None of us had any idea he had bought firecrackers. That prompted a search of our car. We all stood by the curb waiting for them to find the switchblades, but they never did. We had dodged a big problem. What Parker remembers about that trip was playing backgammon against my father. I told him that my dad was an excellent player, but he didn’t believe me after he won his first game. He did believe me after my dad won the next dozen games.

We were jumping from about 30 to 40 feet, and Parker ended up scraping his feet on the bottom a couple of times. The guys were more concerned about climbing up on the barnacle-covered rocks than they were making the leap into the ocean. We also went to Disneyland, and some girls heard the accents of the Canadian-born players and thought we were the Bay City Rollers. It was a comical scene as these girls started freaking out. At one point, we were driving down the highway when a car ended up doing a 360-degree spin in front of us.

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