An Evening with Ken DrydenThursday Nov 09 2017 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
In conversation with Dr. Glen Bergeron and signing Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador and the Future of Hockey (McClelland & Stewart). Co-presented by the Heads Up Concussion Institute at the University of Winnipeg.
From the bestselling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHL defenceman Steve Montador—who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after his death in 2015; of the remarkable evolution of hockey itself; of science and sport; and a passionate prescriptive to counter the greatest risk to the game in the future: head injuries.
Ken Dryden was a goalie for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1970s, during which time the team won six Stanley Cups. He also played for Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series. He has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. He is a former federal member of Parliament and cabinet minister, and is the author of five books, including The Game and Home Game (with Roy MacGregor). He and his wife, Lynda, live in Toronto and have two children and four grandchildren.
Glen Bergeron is the Director of the Heads Up Concussion Institute at the University of Winnipeg. He is an Athletic Therapist by profession with a wealth of experience having served on the Canadian Medical team at five Olympic games and many other major games and world championships. The Heads Up Concussion Institute established in 2012 focuses on three pillars including Education/prevention, concussion management and research.
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Longlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-FictionA Globe and Mail Best Book From the bestselling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHLer Steve Montador--who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015--the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries. Ken Dryden's The Game is acknowledged as the best book about hockey, and one of the best books about sports ever written. Then came Home Game (with Roy MacGregor), also a major TV-series, in which he explored hockey's significance and what it means to Canada and Canadians. Now, in his most powerful and important book yet, Game Change, Ken Dryden tells the riveting story of one player's life, examines the intersection between science and sport, and expertly documents the progression of the game of hockey--where it began, how it got to where it is, where it can go from here and, just as exciting to play and watch, how it can get there.