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Detroit Red Wings ‘Rock Star’ Darren McCarty Coming to Rochester Hills

An enforcer for the Red Wings, McCarty has written a book detailing Stanley Cup winning career, but also struggles with addiction, finances and women.

Detroit Red Wings hockey star Darren McCarty will sign copies of his memoir in Rochester Hills on March 7.
Detroit Red Wings hockey star Darren McCarty will sign copies of his memoir in Rochester Hills on March 7.

Detroit Red Wings fans will have the opportunity to meet four-time Stanley Cup champion defenseman Darren McCarty at a book signing he will conduct at Barnes & Noble, 2800 S Rochester Road in Rochester Hills at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7.

McCarty will be signing copies of his new autobiography “My Last Fight: The True Story of a Hockey Rock Star.”

In the book, McCarty looks back on a memorable career and recounts his time as one of the most visible and beloved members of the Detroit Red Wings, as well as his personal struggles with addiction, finances, and women and his daily battles to overcome them.

As a member of four Red Wings’ Stanley Cup–winning teams, McCarty played the role of enforcer from 1993 to 2004 and returned again in 2008 and 2009.

McCarty played parts of 15 seasons in the NHL—all but two with the Detroit Red Wings. Known as an enforcer, his career totals include 127 goals and 1,477 penalty minutes. He was part of four Stanley Cup–championship teams, and in retirement he remains active with the Red Wings’ Alumni Association.

>>> Read more about the book.


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