Summary Of A Guy Like Me: Fighting To Make The Cut

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“A Guy Like Me: Fighting to Make the Cut” co-written by John Scott and Brian Cazenueve is a sport memoir that takes us through NHL enforcer John Scott’s journey in life from a kid growing up in St. Catharines, Ontario to playing in the NHL. John Scott is a professional hockey player and graduated from Michigan Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering. Scott has played for the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Arizona Coyotes, and Montreal Canadiens during his time in the NHL. Brian Cazenueve is a former staff writer for Sports Illustrated, covering the Olympics for nineteen years. His work has appeared in national publications such as Time, People, the New York Times, the Washington …show more content…
I think what Scott is sharing is true as some of the information from his pro career written in the book was well documented in the media specifically the lead up going into the All-Star game, Scott is definitely experienced enough to speak on this topic as he spent ten years playing professional hockey and hockey in general for the majority of his life. The memoir is interesting because Scott had an uphill battle making into the NHL, going undrafted, playing college hockey on one of the worst teams in the conference, to nearly getting expelled and going to prison for a month for a DUI. Scott's story is fascinating as he never considered a professional career in hockey because he was never the best player and thought that his size was a disadvantage, but his college coach and future agent told him he could make it in the big leagues if he was willing to fight. He went from being a fourth line enforcer to playing in the All-Star game. Scott has omitted some of the dull moments in his life as he doesn't mention much about his junior year of college hockey. If I could change something about this book, I would've definitely taken out

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