Jacques Richard was considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of Quebec junior hockey. In 1972, he was the #2 overall pick in the NHL draft and appeared on the fast track to big league stardom.
But his equiset talent masked a decedent and dangerous personal life that would cause his career to unravel almost before it began.
After a near decade of uninspired play and long stretches in the minor leagues, Richard re-emerged from a haze of alcohol and drug abuse to stage one of the most unlikely and extraordinary comebacks in NHL history.
This is the story of Jacques Richard -- his rise ,,, fall … redemption …. And his ultimate descent into the fiery pits of a personal hell.