Dennis Maruk by Dennis Maruk
The Unforgettable Story of Hockey’s Forgotten 60-Goal Man

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One of hockey's forgotten stars tells his story, which isn't too pretty at time. Maruk didn't have much glory in terms of teams as a player, and his adjustment to life after hockey has been rocky. His book is very short, but not particularly enjoyable.
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From feared NHL sniper to ship captain and bellhop — with hockey’s greatest ‘stache


Only 20 men in NHL history have scored 60 or more goals in a single season: Gretzky, Lemieux, and Hull all hit the magical mark. And so did an undersized, take-no-prisoners centre named Dennis Maruk. When Maruk found the back of the net 60 times in 1981–82, he was the toast of Washington — he even dined with the president. A few short years later, he was out of the game. Maruk not only left the rink, his life did a complete 180. Instead of flying up the ice and in on goal, he was behind the wheel of a service ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead of setting up teammates, he was setting up furniture for Goldie Hawn. He was never sent down to the farm as a rookie, but after the game he was a farmhand for John Oates. And instead of fighting in the corners, Dennis Maruk found himself fighting for his life.

 

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Published October 17, 2017 by ECW Press. 260 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors.
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Reviewed by Budd Bailey on Oct 06 2017

One of hockey's forgotten stars tells his story, which isn't too pretty at time. Maruk didn't have much glory in terms of teams as a player, and his adjustment to life after hockey has been rocky. His book is very short, but not particularly enjoyable.

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