They Call Me Killer: Tales from Junior Hockey's Legendary Hall-Of-Fame Coach
Author: Brian Kilrea, James Duthie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: September 20, 2010
An intimate, humorous look at Brian Kilrea's 60-year career in junior hockeyWith more wins than any coach in junior hockey history, and a personality as large as his winning record, Brian Kilrea is more than a hockey legend, he's one of the most beloved figures in the game. With veteran sportswriter, James Duthie, Kilrea gives fans a rink-side view of his early days as a player with the Red Wings and what it was like to score the first-ever goal in the history of the L.A. Kings; as well as his role as a coach for the Ottawa 67s and as a mentor to young stars of the future. With stories and comments from famous NHLers who played for Killer, including Bryan Trottier and Dennis Potvin, as well as coaches, trainers, and general managers, readers will get a taste of Kilrea's hardnosed coaching style, as well as the knowledge and dedication that has made him last so long.Anecdotes from NHLers like Mike Peca, Gary Roberts, Doug Wilson, Brian Campbell, Darren Pang, and many othersAn inside look at the day-to-day life in the world of junior hockey, including brutal practices, broken curfews, trades, and tirades
With a Foreword by lifelong friend, Don Cherry, "They Call Me Killer" is a fascinating, real-life look at the world of junior hockey and the man who has meant so much to the sport.