Journeyman: The Many Triumphs (and Even More Defeats) Of A Guy Who's Seen Hardcover – Nov 6 2012
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About the Author
SEAN PRONGER was a professional hockey player who grew up in Dryden, Ontario, and was drafted fifty-first overall by Vancouver in 1991. From 1995 to 2004, he played in the NHL for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Rangers, the Los Angeles Kings, the Boston Bruins, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Vancouver Canucks. He played in 260 regular-season games, earning 23 goals and 36 assists for 59 points, picking up 159 penalty minutes. His brother is NHL defenceman Chris Pronger.
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For that alone all hockey fans should read this book. There's a lot more in here and although the stuff on Kevin Constantine's terrible line matching was priceless as was his dad's winning $10,000 in Vegas on a convoluted road trip to deliver Pronger's car after another of his moves to another team, it's not enough to keep me interested for the whole book. After you've heard of one move to another minor league or NHL city, you've heard them all. I also thought at times Pronger held way too much back. At one point he says assistant coach and former NHL player Brad McCrimmon has the greatest stories but where are they in the book? I wanted more, man!
Anyway, put it this way, where NBA 12th man Paul Shirley wrote the definitive book (Can I Keep My Jersey?) on benchwarming journeymen athletes, I felt other than learning Pronger works out a lot, drinks beer a lot and didn't dig his stint in Germany, it really didn't leap off the page except in some sections.
If you know nothing about hockey players' lives, read it. If you do already, I think you'd get more out of a book like Zamboni Rodeo by Jason Cohen on what life is like for journeyman players although that book is on the very low minors.
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I absolutely loved this book. Insightful, and gave me the ability to understand the tough life of a minor-leaguer.Published 10 days ago by Lespatdry
the consummate hockey book for all those that have ever played or are just casual fans!Published 5 months ago by John F. Obrien Jr.
It involves the struggles that Sean had as a hockey player and his battle with addictions throughout his life. It is a moving storyPublished on Feb. 15 2013 by daveo
Really enjoyed this book. What a journey! Amazing what is involved in professional sports. Thank you for an awesome insight with the world of hockey.Published on Jan. 18 2013 by Kevin