He was an outstanding hockey player, number 14 with the Calgary Flames; he won the Stanley Cup, the World Junior Championships, and with Team Canada, the Olympic Gold. But his career was cut short by a series of suspensions over drug and alcohol abuse. Then, several years later, he wrote an autobiography revealed that as an adolescent, he’d been sexually abused by his hockey coach. Theo Fleury takes a break from raising awareness about the secret suffering of male sexual abuse victims to do a formal sitting for Star Portraits at Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame. This weeks artists are challenged to capture Theo’s troubled past, recovery and bright future in a portrait. Can they do it?
Theo Fleury is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medallist. Recently, Theo fascinated readers with his #1 bestseller, “Playing With Fire.” Now he is one of the country's most in-demand keynote speakers. He shares funny stories behind the scenes with the game's biggest stars. Theo tells jaw-dropping anecdotes of living hard at the top of the NHL the crash that followed, and finally his comeback and redemption. Theo knows what it takes to become a champion, build a strong team and overcome incredible odds. His presentations entertain, motivate and inspire.