Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Retirement,Stanley Cup,Tampa Bay Lightning,Teams / Dec-2016
My path to the Cup was pretty crazy because, that year, it started out looking like my career might be over. I had signed a one-way contract in Chicago.
National Hockey League,Retirement / Sep-2015
I limped home, got an ice pack out of the freezer, went up to the bedroom and yelled downstairs to my wife, ‘That’s it, we’re done!
Addiction,Retirement / Jul-2015
My problem when I retired was that I had such high expectations of myself. I wanted to do only huge things; I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything less. But, with time, I realized that it isn’t about that.
Concussions,Fighting,Retirement,Toronto Maple Leafs / May-2015
When you’re young, you feel invincible. You think you can do whatever you want to do and nothing will bother you. I’ve had 17 surgeries, 10-plus concussions & I pay the price every day.