• The Best Seat in the House

  • Stories from the NHL - Inside the Room, on the Ice…and on the Bench
  • By: Jamie McLennan, Ian Mendes
  • Narrated by: Todd Ellis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-18-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.3 (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A back-up goalie's hilarious behind-the-mask look at life in the NHLJamie McLennan spent 20 years playing professional hockey. Sort of. As the backup for such legendary goalies as Grant Fuhr, Ron Hextall, Roberto Luongo, and Miikka Kiprusoff, he saw everything - except much playing time. In The Best Seat in the House, McLennan looks back on his unique career, from breaking into the NHL, to working with the legends, to life on the road and in the league, offering listeners an unprecedented glimpse into life inside the locker room.
Filled with tales of camaraderie and crazy antics, the book covers 20 years on and off the ice - including McLennan's disastrous meeting with Gene Simmons, accidentally calling Lady Gaga a troll to her face, charging an opposing team's mascot on the orders of legendary coach Billy Smith, and even how he hid a hotdog in his gear for an in-game snack.


A collection of hilarious, strange, and sometimes unbelievable stories about hockey, the NHL, and celebrity from throughout the career of NHL backup goalie Jamie McLennan
A deeply personal account of life on and off the ice, packed with hilarious personal anecdotes
Co-written with Sportsnet's Ian Mendes
The Best Seat in the House is an irreverent look at the life of a professional hockey player, on the ice, on the bench, and in the dressing room, that is sure to delight hockey fans everywhere.
©2012 Jamie McLennan and Ian Mendes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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By Greg W Wutzke on 08-17-16

Observation from the crease &the end of the bench

Noodles does a great job of sharing the locker room & NHL player life with the listener. His message goes beyond the sport and surfaces the characters he shared this life with. Grant Fuhr & the gumball is priceless.

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By Amazon Customer on 06-30-15

Not actually what I was expecting...

As a hockey fan (spelled "fanatic"), I was expecting more behind the scenes hockey anecdotes. More "insider trading information". What I got was a cute (?) story about Jamie's hijinx. Not a bad book...just not a great book.

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