This is Sheldon Kannegiesser. In the 1970s he was a stay at home defenseman best remembered with the Los Angeles Kings.
He wasn't the flashiest defender on the ice, but he was a steady and reliable performer who the coach could count on day in and day out.
To the fans, he is simply remembered as "the guy with the big name."
Kannegiesser retired from pro hockey in 1978. He's remained in California ever since, raising his two boys and pursuing several business interests.
His latest undertaking is his own, and very unique, book. It is an autobiography of sorts, written entirely in poetry! It is called Warriors of Winter: Rhymes of a Blueliner Balladeer.
Buy The Book: Warriors of Winter.com
I recently had the chance to sit down with Sheldon and discuss his hockey career and his book. Here's the full interview.
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