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They Call Me Killer

Tales from Junior Hockey's Legendary Hall-of-Fame Coach

by Brian Kilrea & James Duthie

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An intimate, humorous look at Brian Kilrea's 60-year career in junior hockey.

With 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 others
  • An inside look at the day-to-day life in the world of junior hockey, including brutal practices, broken curfews, trades, and tirades
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Brian Kilrea was the head coach of the Ottawa 67s from 1974-84, then again from 1987-2009 and is currently their General Manager. He has more wins than any other hockey coach in junior hockey history and the CHL Coach of the Year award is named after him. Kilrea was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003. In 29+ seasons as head coach of the Ottawa 67's, he had only six losing seasons-an astonishing number in junior hockey.

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JAMES DUTHIE covers hockey as well as the Grey Cup, Super Bowl and the Masters on TSN. Duthie’s entertaining and sharp-witted style make him a fan favourite across Canada and one of the most-followed media personalities on Twitter. His natural charisma and extensive history in sports broadcasting allow him exclusive interviews with some of the biggest stars in sports and entertainment. Duthie’s work has earned him multiple awards, including seven Canadian Screen Awards and the Excellence in Sports Broadcasting award from Sports Media Canada. He is the author of The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys and The Guy on the Left. James Duthie lives in Aurora, Ontario.

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