Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey

Ice Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey

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Overview

**One of Sports Illustrated's Best Sports Books of 2017**

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399575761
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 141,860
File size: 29 MB
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About the Author

Sean Avery is a Canadian former professional hockey player. During his time with the NHL, Avery played left wing for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers. In addition to hockey, Avery has also worked as a Vogue Magazine intern, a model, and a restauranteur. He is married to model Hilary Rhoda and lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

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

Acknowledgments 315

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