2018 Finalist


Ken Dryden

Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador and the Future of Hockey

Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador and the Future of Hockeyby Ken Dryden

Game Change is a compelling work of investigative journalism by an author uniquely qualified to demystify its subject. Ken Dryden's examination of the premature death in 2015 of NHL defenceman Steve Montador, a victim of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), masterfully blends leading edge medical research and the evolving culture of professional sport with an intimate and memorable portrait of a modern hockey player's life. Montador's career accelerated just as the game itself did, but at terrible cost. Dryden eloquently challenges the thinking that has so far tolerated brain injury in professional hockey; his well-argued solutions underpin a critically important message for the future of our national game.

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