Revelstoke native, Aaron Volpatti, returns this month to introduce his debut book to his hometown community.
Volpatti recounts his unique hockey journey in FIGHTER: Defying the NHL Odds. His debut book, available October 25 at www.aaronvolpatti.com and on Amazon, is an account of Volpatti’s journey to the NHL.
He’ll return to Revelstoke on October 28 and 29 for book signings and to raise funds for the Vancouver Burn Fund Centre.
Volpatti described himself ‘as an average, undersized youth hockey player.’ He grew up playing for the infamous Revelstoke Grizzlies Junior B Hockey Team but had to fight his way into competitive hockey.
In April of 2005, he found himself in a very different fight — a fight for his life after a devastating injury that left 40% of his body covered in second-degree and third-degree burns. Doctors told him that his hockey dreams were over.
After two-and-a-half seasons with both the Vancouver Canucks (2010-2013) and the Washington Capitals (2013-2015), Volpatti announces the release of his debut book. In his book, Volpatti recounts his beginnings in Revelstoke, his journey from Vancouver General Hospital’s Burn Unit to the NHL and life after his career.
Along with his book release, Volpatti is partnering with Vancouver’s Burn Fund Centre to promote fire safety and burn awareness. For 54 days following the book’s release, 40% of the profits will go directly to the Burn Fund Centre in Vancouver — a tribute to his Vancouver Canucks jersey, number 54, and the second and third-degree burns, which covered 40% of his body.
Volpatti and members of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund will attend events in Revelstoke, selling books and promoting fire safety and burn awareness.
On October 28, Volpatti will return to his stomping grounds at the Revelstoke Forum to sign books at the Revelstoke Grizzlies vs. Kelowna Chiefs hockey game at 7 p.m.
Volpatti will also host a book signing at Fable Book Parlour in Revelstoke on October 29 from 12 to 1 p.m.