Teammates called him Killer.
Fans refer to him simply as Dougie.
Born in Kingston, Ontario, Doug Gilmour played twenty seasons in the NHL despite largely being written off early in his hockey career for being undersized.
Along the way the centreman won the Memorial Cup, Stanley Cup, Canada Cup gold, and was integral in resuscitating (even if temporarily) the fledgling Toronto Maple Leafs. Retiring in 2003, he had recorded 450 goals, 964 assists in 1474 games which led to his induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame (Class of 2011).
He was truly a complete player and his combination of intensity, skill and swagger endeared him to legions of hockey lovers, fully… completely.
After years of shunning the idea, he recently released his autobiography Killer: My Life in Hockey with author/journalist Dan Robson.
Robson joins us to discuss why this particular project was significant to both of them, his feature work as a senior writer with Sportsnet and much more.