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The Crazy Game: How I survived in the Crease and Beyond

Clint describes his experience with mental illness while playing in the NHL. Follow his journey, from how he hid his condition from the world, to how he used alcohol to self-medicate and his road to a suicide attempt. Clint will discuss his healing, recovery and what he does today to keep his daily balance.

Living with a Loved One with Mental Illness

Joanie, Clint’s wife, presents alongside him as they discuss the trials and tribulations of living with someone struggling with mental illness and alcoholism.

Leadership through Life Experiences

As a former NHL Goaltender and Coach, Clint will share with you about dealing with the pressures and stresses that come with being a great leader. He educates on how to deal with these pressures, the different types of leaders and what works best in any situation. Learn what the buy-in factor of an employee is and how you get that from them.

Clint Malarchuk

Former NHL Goaltender | Mental Health Advocate | Suicide Survivor

Clint Malarchuk is a Best Selling Author of “The Crazy Game” (Canada) / “A Matter Of Inches “ (US).

As a player in the National Hockey League for 12 seasons, Clint was constantly in a high stress environment. He played the pressure-packed position of a goaltender, all the while struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression and severe anxiety. On top of this, in 1989, while tending goal for the Buffalo Sabres, Clint almost died on the ice from a skate slicing his jugular vein. Following the incident, Clint developed severe PTSD that went undiagnosed for nearly 20 years. Self-medicating with alcohol to suppress his demons, he went on to coach four NHL teams, until a suicide attempt in 2008 finally got him the diagnosis and help he needed.

After 6 months in a treatment facility and deep reflection on his mental illness and his life experiences, Clint was able to resume his NHL coaching career.

Currently Clint spends his time speaking professionally, trying to help others by sharing his story, his experiences, lessons learned, and the leadership skills he developed to manage life.

Background

  • Former NHL Goaltender and NHL Coach
  • Author: “The Crazy Game” CA / “A Matter Of Inches “ US
  • Honorary Doctorate from Nipissing University
  • Mental Health Advocate
  • Certificate in Equine Dentistry and Chiropractic
  • Graduate of Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with disabilities
  • Thrive Trauma Healing Retreat Graduate
  • Suicide Survivor

Topics

The Crazy Game: How I survived in the Crease and Beyond

Clint describes his experience with mental illness while playing in the NHL. Follow his journey, from how he hid his condition from the world, to how he used alcohol to self-medicate and his road to a suicide attempt. Clint will discuss his healing, recovery and what he does today to keep his daily balance.

Living with a Loved One with Mental Illness

Joanie, Clint’s wife, presents alongside him as they discuss the trials and tribulations of living with someone struggling with mental illness and alcoholism.

Leadership through Life Experiences

As a former NHL Goaltender and Coach, Clint will share with you about dealing with the pressures and stresses that come with being a great leader. He educates on how to deal with these pressures, the different types of leaders and what works best in any situation. Learn what the buy-in factor of an employee is and how you get that from them.

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Testimonial

In short, Clint was amazing….His breakfast presentation was incredible. He got a standing ovation to start and to finish. The video, and his genuine reaction to it, was emotional, poignant, and powerful. The response from the sponsors and general public alike was unanimous…they enjoyed his humour, honesty and jokes!….The bottom line, he more than earned his fee and was inspirational to be around. You definitely have a winner on your roster with Clint and all of us lucky to have seen his presentation will be spreading his message far and wide.

— Red Deer College

Testimonial

Clint received a standing ovation from the participants of the Atlantic Psychiatric Conference. He gave a very real, raw, open and honest account of his life story. His presentation was so genuine and he presented a heartfelt message. He is inspirational in his message delivery and gives so much of himself in his work to mental health issues. On evaluation forms he is described as awesome, passionate, amazing, empowering, inspirational, phenomenal, marvelous, impactful, engaging, humourous and powerful. Everyone needs to hear more Clint!

— Atlantic Psychiatric Conference