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Marian Hossa
Meet the Author: Marian Hossa
Barbara's Bookstore at Macy's State Street
Barbara's Bookstore at Macy's State Street, 111 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60602
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Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 12:00pm

Join author Marian Hossa for a signing of his new book, Marian Hossa, at Barbara's Bookstore at Macy's State Street in Chicago, IL.

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ISBN 9781629379449

Published Nov 2022

<strong>A Stanley Cup champion and modern legend of the game, in his own words</strong><br /><br />Mari&aacute;n Hossa&rsquo;s life is a lesson in the value of determination and perseverance. Born into a hockey family that included his father, a former player and coach of the Slovakian national team, Mari&aacute;n and his brother, Marcel, quickly fell in love with the sport. Before long, they began to display the level of skill that could lead to a professional career. But the odds of reaching the NHL from Tren#&269;&iacute;n, a town of 50,000 people nestled among the mountains of Slovakia, remained long.<br /><br />Determined to follow their dreams, the Hossas persevered and were each eventually drafted in the first round. After some outstanding years in Ottawa and Atlanta, Mari&aacute;n moved on to Pittsburgh in 2008, where he helped lead the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final against Detroit, a series his team lost.<br /><br />Prioritizing winning over dollars, Hossa signed with the Red Wings the following season, where he again reached the Final only to find heartbreak again, improbably against the team he had just left, the Penguins. It seemed that perhaps he would never raise Lord Stanley&rsquo;s Cup above his head.<br /><br />But Hossa persevered, refusing to give in. In 2009, he signed with the Chicago Blackhawks, and played a key role in the team&rsquo;s dynastic run the following decade, winning championships in 2010, 2013, and 2015. Then, yet another obstacle appeared in his path: an unusual and debilitating skin condition that compelled him to retire years before he&rsquo;d planned.&nbsp;<br />#&8203;<br />In this inspiring and entertaining autobiography, Hossa brings readers inside the dressing room, onto the celebratory team plane, and alongside one of hockey&rsquo;s greatest stars as he makes the biggest decisions of his career.<br /><br /><strong>Also featuring photos from Hossa#&39;s personal collection, this is an essential read for all hockey fans.</strong>