Grant Fuhr… Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in the history of the league. He’s definitely one of the best goaltenders to ever lace up the skates. But what also makes him special is the fact that he is the first black hockey player to win the Stanley Cup and is also the first black player in the Hockey Hall of Famer.
15 years after his 2003 induction into the Hall of Fame, the superstar has a documentary titled ‘Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story’ that just had its world premiere yesterday in Toronto.
Not only does the documentary focus on his life at the hockey rink, but also on his personal life and struggles that he faced off the ice. In the 90-minute film, the legend discusses details about his drug-use incident which forced him to miss the beginning half of the 1990-91 season.
In the production that features appearances by other NHL legends like Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey, and Mark Messier, one of the things that Grant Fuhr wishes is for the viewers of his documentary to learn from past mistakes that he’s made in his life.
Even for those who aren’t the biggest hockey fans, this film seems like a fascinating one that can be enjoyed by anyone.