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My Toughest Faceoff: My Life in Hockey and My Battle with Parkinson's Disease Paperback – March 15, 2013
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About the Author
Brent Peterson An 11-year veteran with 620 NHL games played with four different teams, Brent then transitioned into coaching. As the head coach of the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League, Brent’s team won both the Western Hockey League championship as well as the Memorial Cup in 1998. He then joined the expansion Nashville Predators as an assistant coach and spent a total of 11 years as assistant/associate head coach of the Predators. He was forced to step down from his coaching position following the 2010-11 season as a result of the advancement of Parkinson’s disease. Brent has remained with the Predators as an advisor to hockey operations. Late in 2011, Brent underwent the radical Deep Brain Stimulation procedure to battle the symptoms of Parkinson’s. He also founded the Peterson for Parkinson’s Foundation in an effort to raise awareness and funding for Parkinson’s disease and its victims. Jim Diamond A freelance writer, and a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, Jim has covered the Nashville Predators since the 1999-2000 season. Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Siena College and a Master’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. In 2012, readers of The Nashville Scene voted Jim Nashville’s Best Sportswriter.
Top customer reviews
I'm a huge sports fan and remember Brent from his playing days in the NHL. The book details his life and career; focusing on
his battle with Parkinson's. He's very open about it and very honest. He's had tremendous support from family and friends and the
book focus's on how he's dealt with his situation.
As the late Jim Valvano once said, every day we should laugh, think, and cry. This book will lead you through that journey. Parts of it are likely to amaze you, educate you, and cause you to smile, if not outright laugh.
This book is truly a good experience and - as I have told others - please make sure you are rested when you first pick it up, because you won't want to put it down until you are finished!
Most recent customer reviews
But this man is a real tough guy! Really tough and yet gentle but strong.