Former Los Angeles Kings goaltender Kelly Hrudey has co-authored a new book with hockey writer Kristie McLellan Day. The book is titled "Calling the Shots: Ups, Downs & Rebounds-My Life in the Great Game of Hockey."
In the book, Hrudey discusses his personal battles with mental health, his personal challenge of trying to keep his job as a National Hockey League goaltender, how devastated he was to be traded by the New York Islanders to the Los Angeles Kings, his connection with Patrick Marleau while playing for the San Jose Sharks, and the transition from goaltending to broadcasting, where he is currently an analyst for the Calgary Flames broadcasts on Rogers Sportsnet and a studio analyst every Saturday night and during the Stanley Cup playoffs on Hockey Night in Canada.
Hrudey played eight seasons for the Kings from 1989 to 1996. The trade Hrudey was referring to came on Feb. 22, 1989 when he was dealt from the Islanders to the Kings for Mark Fitzpatrick, Wayne McBean and Doug Crossman. In 360 games with the Kings, Hrudey had a record of 145 wins, 135 losses and 55 ties.
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