Chadburn Press

ISBN: 9-78-1731738 049103 Trade Paperback 376 pgs

“Gallinger skated too close to the sun. This isn’t just a hockey story, it is a morality play”

JOE FIORITO, journalist and author

Don Gallinger was a gifted athlete and a teenage phenomenon. In the fall of 1942, as a seventeen-year-old, he made the unprecedented jump from Junior B hockey to the Boston Bruins of the NHL. He scored two overtime goals in the Stanley Cup playoffs and led the Bruins in scoring in 1945/46.

His career ended in 1948 when he bet on NHL games and was suspended indefinitely at first, and then for life. Attempt to clear his name and have the suspension lifted were fruitless. He tried to build a life for himself and his family outside of the game but the odds were stacked against him. He lost his career and his fortune and in the end, his familyh and his health.

“In a time when sports wagering is everywhere, and Las Vegas now boasts a Stanley Cup champion, Fred Addis gives us a fascinating look at the life and hard times of Don Gallinger, the stormy center of the NHL’s worst gambling scandal.”

ERIC ZWEIG: Author of Art Ross: The Hockey Legend Who Built the Bruins