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Dennis Maruk

The Unforgettable Story of Hockey's Forgotten 60-Goal Man

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ISBN: 9781770413313
format: Hardcover
pages: 320
publisher: ECW Press
pub. date: 2017-10-17

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From feared NHL sniper to ship captain and bellhop -- with hockey's greatest 'stache

Only 20 men in NHL history have scored 60 or more goals in a single season: Gretzky, Lemieux, and Hull all hit the magical mark. And so did an undersized, take-no-prisoners centre named Dennis Maruk. When Maruk found the back of the net 60 times in 1981-82, he was the toast of Washington -- he even dined with the president. A few short years later, he was out of the game. Maruk not only left the rink, his life did a complete 180. Instead of flying up the ice and in on goal, he was behind the wheel of a service ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead of setting up teammates, he was setting up furniture for Goldie Hawn. He was never sent down to the farm as a rookie, but after the game he was a farmhand for John Oates. And instead of fighting in the corners, Dennis Maruk found himself fighting for his life.

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