From VGH Burn Unit to the NHL, Former Vancouver Canuck Aaron Volpatti
Shares his Journey in Debut BookFIGHTER: Defying The NHL Odds
Available October 25, 2022 at www.aaronvolpatti.com
(Vancouver, B.C.) – Born and raised in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Aaron Volpatti was never supposed to play in the NHL. As an average, undersized youth hockey player, Aaron had to fight his way into competitive hockey. But in April of 2005, he found himself in a very different fight – a fight for his life after a devastating injury that left him with 40% second-degree and third-degree burns.
Today, after two-and-a-half seasons with both the Vancouver Canucks (2010-2013) and the Washington Capitals (2013-2015), Aaron Volpatti announces the release of his debut book.
FIGHTER: Defying The NHL Odds, available October 25 at www.aaronvolpatti.com and on Amazon, is a riveting account of Aaron’s journey from Vancouver General Hospital’s Burn Unit to the NHL, and his life after a career-ending neck injury. One of the most inspirational comeback stories in professional sports, Aaron’s is filled with extreme adversity, personal triumph, grief, terror, and happiness.
With the release of FIGHTER: Defying The NHL Odds, Aaron has partnered with Vancouver’s Burn Fund Centre. For 54 days following the book’s release, 40% of the profits will go directly to the Burn Fund Centre here in Vancouver – a tribute to his Vancouver Canucks jersey number (#54) and 40% second and third-degree burns. In addition, both Aaron and members of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund will be at the following events selling books as well as promoting fire safety and burn awareness.
October 28 | Revelstoke Grizzlies vs Kelowna Chiefs | Revelstoke Forum | 7:00pm
October 29 | Fable Book Parlour in Revelstoke, BC | 12:00pm-1:00pm
November 5 | Vernon Vipers vs Chilliwack Chiefs | Kal Tire Place | 6:00pm
November 17 | Canucks Alumni Charity Luncheon | Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | 12:00pm
November 18 | Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings | Rogers Arena (Community Corner) | 7:00pm
For more information on Aaron Volpatti, please visit www.aaronvolpatti.com.
About the Author:
Aaron Volpatti is an Author, Cognitive Performance & Injury Coach, Speaker, retired NHL player, burn survivor, and a graduate of Brown University (Bachelor of Science, Human Biology). A pioneer in Cinematic Visualization and athletic performance, Aaron’s unique practice has helped athletes all over the world.
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