Clint Malarchuk on his Infamous Injury and Battling Depression

Plus, dealing with OCD.

Welcome to The Post Game, a podcast about the game after the game. On each episode, Kent State standout and the host of the program, Trevor Huffman, speaks with a former pro athlete about life after sports, transitioning to new careers and the stories of what happens after the lights go out. This week, Trevor spoke with former NHLer and current mental health advocate Clint Malarchuk.

Malarchuk spent a decade in the NHL, with stops in Quebec, Washington and Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo, Malarchuk suffered on the most infamous injuries in league history. After a collision in the crease, Blues player Steve Tuttle’s blade hit Malarchuk’s neck, severing his cartoid artery, causing massive blood loss, and threatening Malarchuk’s life.

After retirement, Malarchuk struggled with obsessive compulsive disorder, and alcoholism, with culminated in a suicide attempt in 2008, which he vividly detailed in both his autobiography and gripping Players’ Tribune article. Since retiring, Malarchuk has worked as a goaltender coach, and become a mental health advocate, travelling and sharing his story about overcoming his struggles.

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Trevor Huffman is a two-time NBA failure and a 12-year European pro point guard dropping dimes and telling inspiring sports stories on what really happens inside the huddles and minds of pro athletes.



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