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Dan Robson is Head of Features and a Senior Writer for the Athletic Canada. He is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of several books. Previously he was a Senior Writer at Sportsnet Magazine and Sportsnet.ca.

After studying English Lit and Education at Queen’s University, I received a Masters degree in journalism at Carleton University. In 2011, I was part of the launch of  Sportsnet Magazine, as a senior writer. I was with Sportsnet until fall 2018, when I joined The Athletic.

I joined Sportsnet magazine when it launched in September 2011. The magazine took me on journeys to Haiti and through the Arctic, with stops at a few baseball diamonds and hockey rinks along the way. I’ve won gold at the National Magazine Awards for the sports writing and have been a finalist several times across a range of categories.

My time with Sportsnet has also led to exciting new opportunities in storytelling—including television features and non-fiction book publishing. Sportsnet’s production of Home and Really Far Away: The Boys from Whale Cove was a finalist for Best Sports Program at the Canadian Screen Awards.

The Crazy Game, a memoir by former NHL goalie Clint Malarchuk, which I co-wrote, was published in the fall of 2014 by HarperCollins Canada and is a national bestseller.

Change Up, which I wrote with Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez, was published by HarperCollins Canada in spring 2016, and is also a national bestselling book.

Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend, a biography of the late Pat Quinn, was published by Viking Canada in fall 2015. It was longlisted for the 2017 RBC Taylor Price for literary non-fiction, and is a national bestseller.

Killer: My Life in Hockey, a memoir by Doug Gilmour, which I co-wrote, was published by HarperCollins Canada. It was the No. 1 bestselling Canadian non-fiction book of 2017.

Bower: A Legendary Life, an in-depth biography of beloved goalie Johnny Bower, was published in October 2018 by HarperCollins Canada.

I’m represented by Rick Broadhead at RBA Literary Agents.

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Author : Dan Robson
Published On : 2018
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Bower
Author : Dan Robson
Published On : 2018
Publisher : Harper Collins
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Quinn
Author : Dan Robson
Published On : 2018
Publisher : Harper Collins
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Killer
Author : Dan Robson
Published On : 2018
Publisher : Harper Collins
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Crazy Game
Author : Dan Robson
Published On : 2018
Publisher : Harper Collins
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Jack Campbell is still wearing his Kings gear disguised as @MapleLeafs gear, with a TOR wrap around this LA mask.

I bet he doesn’t change it for a while.

I wrote about what happens behind the scenes when an NHL is traded, earlier this week.

https://t.co/yLLEeNiYy0

Ray Emery drowned in a mysterious accident last summer.

I spoke with his family and closest friends to piece together an honest account of his life and tragic end.

I learned there was much more to Emery than we knew.

https://t.co/dHK7t3XGHC

I remember sitting on a bench at the courthouse between Christie Blatchford and Rosie DiManno — wondering how the hell I got there, terrified to write about the same story as them.
But they were both so incredibly nice and it was one of my coolest moments as a young journalist. https://t.co/en5Ng4q8Vv

ICYMI, I wrote about goalies — the peacocks of hockey — and everything that goes on behind the scenes to get their gear quickly transformed and replaced after a trade.

This was fun for me.

But also sad, because it made me realize that my own pads are nearly 20 years old... https://t.co/EZOYwxjky5

Terribly sad news. Christie Blatchford was a giant. https://t.co/Yl6EL5svWL

Nice to see some justice for goalies.

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