My Life in Hockey

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Greystone Books, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
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The classic hockey biography, fully updated: all new material on a decade of personal challenge and a troubled game, with a new introduction by Wayne Gretzky.

For close to twenty seasons, Jean Beliveau was le Gros Bill, "the gentle giant" centreman and captain of the fabled Montreal Canadiens during the team's glory years in the 1950s and 1960s. Retiring from active play in 1971, he went on to a successful twenty-two-year career as the Canadien's senior vice-president of corporate affairs and to life-long service as a goodwill ambassador for the sport. For half a century, he has been universally acknowledged as a prince of our national game and unofficial royalty to four generations of Canadians.

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Review: Jean Beliveau, 2d Edition: My Life in Hockey

User Review  - Mikey B. - Goodreads

Honest rendering by 'Le Grand' who seems nice to everybody. It made me realize how much more I care about the old game (of Jean's era) and how little I care about the game now. He makes a good point ... Read full review

Review: Jean Beliveau, 2d Edition: My Life in Hockey

User Review  - Nina - Goodreads

I LOVE the way he writes...He's such a gentleman & he respects everyone! I'm really impressed by him! Read full review

About the author (2005)

Chrys Goyens is a journalist, public relations consultant, and the author of more than a dozen books on hockey, among them biographies of Scotty Bowman, Larry Robinson, Maurice Richard, Darryl Sittler and Mario Lemieux. He is co-author with Allan Turowetz of the bestselling history of the Montreal Canadiens, The Lions in Winter . He lives in Montreal.

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