The Heaven and Hell of Playing in the NHL

Morris Lukowich with Geoff Kirbyson


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Coming November 2022

Morris Lukowich played with his childhood heroes Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull, helped lead the Winnipeg Jets to the AVCO Cup and then became an NHL captain a couple of years later. But after this distinguished career on the ice, his transformation to life after hockey was fraught with PTSD, financial troubles and thoughts about suicide. Unlike many players who reach such depths, Lukowich was able to pull himself out of it.


Additional Information

Weight 0.396 kg
Dimensions 13.34 × 1.27 × 22.86 cm

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About the Author

Morris Lukowich with Geoff Kirbyson

Morris Lukowich is a former professional hockey player between the years 1976-87.  Morris played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) with the Houston Aeros and Winnipeg Jets (1976-79) and then in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins and L.A. Kings (1979-87). Morris has a love of hockey and has developed the Maximum Goal Scoring Program.  This goal scoring program has been taught to hundreds of young players. Morris now lives in Calgary with his wife Eva and daughter Zoe.

Geoff Kirbyson has been a journalist for more than 25 years, spending much of his career at the Winnipeg Free Press covering business and sports. He has written two books on the original Winnipeg Jets: The Hotline and Broken Ribs and Popcorn. He is a stay-at-home defenseman with the Sofa Kings in a Winnipeg Beer League.