Presentation and Breakfast Prices:
- Free book signing the day of the event
- Attendee: $30
- CUI Alumni: $20
- Concordia Undergraduate Student: Complimentary
- Group of 4: $100
- Breakfast Sponsor: $1250 (includes 10 tickets and front row seating at the event)
The Cowboy Goalie
Clint Malarchuk, a native of Grande Prairie, Alberta played junior hockey in the Western Hockey League. He went on to play in the NHL for the Quebec Nordiques, the Washington Capitals, and the Buffalo Sabres, and in the IHL for the Las Vegas Thunder. In 1987 Clint was a named to the NHL AllStar team and 1989 was the recipient of the Punch Imlack award for leadership and dedication to the game of hockey.
Malarchuk survived a life-threatening injury during a 1989 NHL game when a player's skate made contact with his neck, slicing his jugular vein causing immediate massive blood loss.
After his career as a player, he served as head coach of the IHL Las Vegas Thunder and the Idaho Steelheads. He was then a goaltending coach for the NHL Florida Panthers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Atlanta Thrashers, and Calgary Flames.
Living 20 years with undiagnosed PTSD which lead to a suicide attempt in 2008, Clint recovered physically, mentally and emotionally to become a Mental Health Advocate and renowned Professional Speaker on Mental Health and his journey living with OCD, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety.
Clint is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate on June 8th, 2017 from Nipissing University in North Bay, ON, Canada
Also a recipient of the AMHCA Presidents Award 2023, in recognition Clint for his dedication and outstanding service to the Mental Health Profession.
May of 2022 Clint was inducted into the New York State Hockey Hall of Fame.
His memoir, The Crazy Game: How I Survived in the Crease and Beyond, was published in 2014. This has given him a platform to help raise awareness for Mental Health and PTSD. He is currently a Professional Speaker.