If hockey fans could lift a three-year-old child over their head, they might have some idea of the weight that Danny Cleary held aloft in triumph on the night of June 4, 2008, in Pittsburgh. His team, the Detroit Red Wings, had defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 to take the best-of-seven final in six games. And Danny Cleary had just become the first person from Newfoundland and Labrador to play for, and win, the coveted Stanley Cup. This is his remarkable story as told to St. John’s sports reporter Brendan McCarthy
Forward Thinking: The Danny Cleary Story
Brendan McCarthy has been a member of the sports department at the St. John's Telegram since 1991 and during that time, has worked as the beat reporter for the newspaper's coverage of the American Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He is a winner of the AHL's James Ellery Award for excellence in newspaper writing. Brendan and his wife Audrey live in St. John's. Forward Thinking: The Danny Cleary Story is his first published work.