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Theoren Fleury

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Theoren Fleury
Born (1968-06-29) June 29, 1968 (age 55)
Oxbow, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Calgary Flames
Colorado Avalanche
New York Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks
Belfast Giants
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 166th overall, 1987
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1988–2006

Theoren Wallace "Theo" Fleury (born June 29, 1968) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger that played 16 seasons in National Hockey League (NHL).

Fleury was drafted by the Calgary Flames with the 166th overall pick in the 1987 NHL Draft. Fleury played in the NHL for four teams, Calgary Flames from 1988 to 1999, Colorado Avalanche during the 1998-99 NHL season, New York Rangers from 1999 to 2002, and Chicago Blackhawks during the 2002-03 NHL season. He won the Stanley Cup with the Flames in the 1988–89 NHL season. Fleury also won a gold medal with Team Canada in the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Fleury wrote an autobiography titled Playing with Fire, and it was released on October 16, 2009. In the autobiography, he wrote about being sexually abused at the hands of his coach, Graham James.[1] He also wrote about his battles with drug and alcohol addictions and mentioned that he placed a loaded gun in his mouth and contemplated suicide in 2004.[2] Fleury is currently a motivational speaker and has participated in numerous charitable causes. He was a participant on the second season of the figure skating reality show Battle of the Blades and finished in 5th place with his partner Jamie Salé.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fleury tell-all book chronicles sexual abuse". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  2. "Fleury pondered suicide, autobiography reveals". Calgary Herald. Archived from the original on 2009-10-16. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  3. "Jamie Salé and Theo Fleury are the fifth iced pair on Battle of the Blades". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2013-03-26.

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