He has had taken a bullet to the head and a 300-stitch skate slash to the throat, but the biggest battle for former NHLer Clint Malarchuk has been mental health issues.
It has also been something that has helped him save lives.
In 1989 Malarchuk was playing goal for the Buffalo Sabres, when Steve Tuttle’s skate cut his throat, nearly killing him.
It set off mental health issues that came to a head when he shot himself.
He did not die.
Since then he has gotten strong, received help, and is now helping thousands.
Thursday evening he is speaking at Albert College, talking about his journey, and his book ” The Crazy Game”.
He spoke to Quinte News about hitting rock bottom.
Tickets for his talk at Albert College are $20 and there is also a book signing.
His full talk with Quinte News can be heard below.