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Ken Dryden Book Launch "Game Change"

Thu. Nov. 9 07:00 PM - Thu. Nov. 9 08:30 PM
Contact: Glen Bergeron
Location: McNally Robinson, Grant Park

Bestselling author and NHL Hall of Famer Ken Dryden visits Winnipeg to launch his new book on NHLer Steve Montador and head injuries in sport

On Thursday November 9 at 7:00 pm, Ken Dryden will be appearing at McNally Robinson Booksellers to discuss his book Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey (McClelland & Stewart). Following a free public discussion hosted by Dr. Glen Bergeron there will be a Q&A and book signing.

This event co-presented by the Heads Up Concussion Institute at the University of Winnipeg.

From the bestselling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHL defenceman Steve Montador—who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after his death in 2015; of the remarkable evolution of hockey itself; of science and sport; and a passionate prescriptive to counter the greatest risk to the game in the future: head injuries.

Ken Dryden was a goalie for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1970s, during which time the team won six Stanley Cups. He also played for Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series. He has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. He is a former federal member of Parliament and cabinet minister, and is the author of five books, including The Game and Home Game (with Roy MacGregor). He and his wife, Lynda, live in Toronto and have two children and four grandchildren.

Glen Bergeron is the Director of the Heads Up Concussion Institute at the University of Winnipeg. He is an Athletic Therapist by profession with a wealth of experience having served on the Canadian Medical team at five Olympic games and many other major games and world championships. The Heads Up Concussion Institute established in 2012 focuses on three pillars including Education/prevention, concussion management and research.

For more event information, contact:
                                                                                                     
John Toews | McNally Robinson Booksellers
events@grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca | 204-453-0424, ex 227