New Book ‘Major Misconduct’ Features Stories of Former Cap Stephen Peat

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Posted September 26, 2019

(Stephen Peat and former Cap Donald Brashear)

A new book is hitting the shelves soon called ‘Major Misconduct’ by Jeremy Allingham, which tells the story of three hockey players who made a career out of fighting, and what it ultimately cost them. One of the players profiled is former Caps enforcer Stephen Peat, who has had several issues since leaving hockey, including accidentally burning down his house, drug addiction, and even being homeless. No doubt, his fighting career led to his current issues, just as too much fighting has caused players to lose their lives, such as Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien.

The other two players featured are Dale Purinton and James McEwan.

This book will shed light on the start of this and what some players will do to even make it in the game of hockey.

Pre-order the book here.

The book dives deep into the lives of three former hockey fighters who, years after their playing days ended, are still struggling with the pain and suffering that comes from bare-knuckle boxing on ice. All of these men believe they may be living with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. They may have had their shot at pro hockey glory, but none of them is rich or famous, and the game has left them with injuries and trauma. They have experienced estrangement, mental health issues, addiction, and brushes with the law. And they’ve stared death in the face.

From the N.Y. Times: After a Life of Punches, Ex-N.H.L. Enforcer Is a Threat to Himself

The Physical and Mental Effects of Fighting in the NHL