Chris Therien
Chris Therien

Chris Therien

Road to Redemption
By Chris Therien, By Wayne Fish


336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $30.00 (US $30.00) (CA $40.00)

ISBN 9781629379838

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2022)


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In Philadelphia Flyers orange and black, Chris Therien cut an imposing figure on the ice, a stalwart physical presence for over a decade in the NHL. But by the end of his playing career, he was concealing a much greater battle with alcoholism which bled into his professional and family life. 

The defenseman-turned-analyst now opens up candidly and completely, reflecting on his life and career with perspective gained from over 10 years of sobriety. Therien takes readers from the blue line to the broadcast booth, sharing untold stories from life in pro hockey while laying bare his private struggle with addiction, including his ultimate low in 2006 after the death of his sister. 

Road to Redemption also details Therien's deep bond with the city of Philadelphia and his new path helping others find recovery from drug or alcohol abuse. 

Hockey fans will not want to miss this heartfelt and vulnerable tale.

Author Biography

Chris Therien is a former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 12 seasons in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars. He was the lead analyst for the Flyers Pregame Live and Flyers Postgame Live on NBC Sports Philadelphia. He currently serves as the chief wellness officer for Limitless Recovery, a rehabilitation center in Fishtown. 

Wayne Fish is the founder and editor of He has been covering the Philadelphia Flyers for the Bucks County Courier Times since 1976. In addition, he has been a regular contributing writer for The Hockey News for three decades and is a correspondent for New York Hockey Journal. In 2016, he won the Keystone Press Award for his story on the passing of Flyers founder and owner Ed Snider. With Sam Carchidi, he is the author of The Big 50: Philadelphia Flyers.

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