Controversial hockey star Sean Avery's no-holds-barred memoir of high living and bad behavior in the NHL—coupled with the behind-the-scenes glitter of celebrity and media nightlife in New York and LA.
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, restauranteur, 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.
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Table of Contents
1 Last Chance 1
2 Cincinnati Kid 11
3 Showtime 16
4 Money, Sex, and Fun in the Sun 30
5 That Championship Season 40
6 Stanley Cup Summer 58
7 Two Is the Most Dangerous Lead in Hockey 69
8 Becoming a King 83
9 Summer Schooling 97
10 The King of LA 106
11 Everything in Its Right Place 129
12 Locked out of My Life 141
13 A New Life in Paradise 161
14 From LA to New York 181
15 I Look Good in Blue 187
16 The Avery Rule 215
17 The Summer of Vogue 231
18 Sean Does Dallas 245
19 Down and Out and Back Again 260
20 The Last Season 289