Sticky: “Captain Canada” Paul Henderson joins Chuck’s World tonight at 8 pm EST to talk about ‘The Goal of My Life’

Sticky: “Captain Canada” Paul Henderson joins Chuck’s World tonight at 8 pm EST to talk about ‘The Goal of My Life’

thPaul Garnet Henderson CM OOnt (born January 28, 1943) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. A left winger, Henderson played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Atlanta Flames and five in the World Hockey Association (WHA) for the Toronto Toros and Birmingham Bulls. He played over 1,000 games between the two major leagues, scoring 376 goals and 758 points. Henderson played in two NHL All-Star Games and was a member of the Memorial Cup-winning Hamilton Red Wings team as a junior.

Henderson is best known for leading Team Canada to victory at the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union. Played during the Cold War, the series was viewed as a battle for both hockey and cultural supremacy. Henderson scored the game-winning goal in the sixth, seventh and eighth games, the last of which has become legendary in Canada and made him a national hero: it was voted the “sports moment of the century” by The Canadian Press and earned him numerous accolades. Henderson has twice been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame: in 1995 individually and in 2005 along with all players of the Summit Series team. He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2013.

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A born-again Christian, Henderson became a minister, motivational speaker and author following his playing career. He has co-written three books related to hockey or his life. Henderson was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012 and of the Order of Ontario in 2014.

Henderson is also a published author. His autobiography, Shooting for Glory, was released in 1992.[95] With Jim Prime, he co-authored the 2011 book How Hockey Explains Canada, an exploration of the relationship between the sport and Canadian culture.[96] He released a memoir in 2012 called The Goal of My Life with Roger Lajoie.[97]

The death of his father due to heart problems at the age of 49 had a lasting effect on Henderson. He was conscious of his own health, and survived a blockage in his own heart that was discovered in 2004.[98] He was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2009.[99] The disease prevented him from attending 40th anniversary celebrations of the Summit Series in Moscow,[100] but he was responding well to experimental treatment as part of a clinical trial he participated in into 2013.[101]

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