Boy On Ice John Branch

ISBN: 9781443417051

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384 pages


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Boy On Ice  by  John Branch

Boy On Ice by John Branch
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Derek Boogaard lived an almost mythic sports story: from pond-hockey on the prairies of Saskatchewan to a first NHL contract in Minnesota to the storied New York Rangers as the most feared enforcer in the league. A gentle young man, he was a brutalMoreDerek Boogaard lived an almost mythic sports story: from pond-hockey on the prairies of Saskatchewan to a first NHL contract in Minnesota to the storied New York Rangers as the most feared enforcer in the league.

A gentle young man, he was a brutal fighter on ice skates, capable of delivering career-ending punches and intimidating entire teams. But his death at age twenty-eight from an overdose of painkillers in the wake of a series of concussions helped shatter the silence about violence in professional sports. Boy on Ice is New York Times reporter John Branch s chronicle of Boogaard s tragic life and death.

A human story in the tradition of Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side, it s a book that raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports from peewees to professionals and damage that reaches far beyond the game.



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