Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

The Outrageous Story of a Hockey Original
By Derek Sanderson, By Derek Sanderson


400 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95)

ISBN 9781600789243

Rights: US

Triumph Books (Oct 2014)


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From hockey star to rock bottom and back—in Derek Sanderson’s own words
The autobiography of one of hockey’s first rebels and a beloved member of the “Big Bad Bruins,” this book shares how Derek Sanderson’s ferocious style helped lead the team to two Stanley Cup victories in the early 1970s. Living life in the fast lane, Sanderson grew his hair long, developed a serious drinking problem, and eventually found himself out of the league and prowling the streets for his next drink. In this autobiography, Sanderson comes clean on his life in hockey, the demons that threatened to consume him, and the strength and courage it took to fight his way back. Today a successful entrepreneur and speaker, Sanderson’s incredible story is a must read for any fan of hockey.

Author Biography

Derek Sanderson is a retired professional hockey player who was a key member of the two-time Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins in the early 1970s. Known as “the Turk,” he was the NHL’s rookie of the year in 1968. He lives in Boston. Kevin Shea is an editor for the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is the author of numerous books on hockey, including Lord Stanley: The Man Behind the Cup, Over the Boards: The Ron Ellis Story, and Toronto Maple Leafs: Diary of a Dynasty, 1957–1967.