Paul Henderson in 2013
January 28, 1943 |
Kincardine, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
I'm a very, very proud Canadian, and having the privilege to represent my country on the international level was the highlight of my 18-year career.
The Lord expects us to enjoy our lives. He says there will be some brutal times, but we shouldn't get all bent out of shape about it.
Contentment does not come from achievement. It comes from a relationship with the Lord.
The Bible says not to worry so I don't. I just get up in the morning and ask God for help to get through the day. If tomorrow shows up then I'll take the same shot tomorrow.
My philosophy is I take today, live it the best way I can and if I wake up I'll take another shot at tomorrow.
I have never been worried because when you have hope and peace, you can handle anything.
We grew up very poor, and I hated being poor. I was the oldest of five kids, and I never got a pair of skates until I was nine. It was very difficult to get an education back then and play junior hockey.
When you have cancer, you can define the trivial from the important very quickly.
I'm so proud to be Canadian. I've been to 58 countries, and they're wonderful countries, but Canada is the best.
I just refuse to worry or get upset or be fearful. It doesn't do one particle of good.
My philosophy, don't let cancer ruin your life. You get up every day and use what you have and what time you have left.
I'm not nearly as important as I used to think I was. It's a wonderful discovery.
When fairy tales are written in the west, they're known as folklore. In the east, fairy tales are called religions.
My wife and I really enjoy a glass of red wine. We're too old to drink cheap wine, and we don't.
I get up every morning and it's going to be a great day. You never know when it's going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.
After I started to understand the spiritual dimension of life, I understood the responsibilities you have as a husband, a father, a friend and a hockey player.
I think having the cancer allowed me to be able to freely talk about my faith.
I get as much fan mail today and sign as many autographs as I did when I played. It's mind-boggling to a certain degree.
I always thought Christians were the weak people. When you can't make it in life then you have to ask God. I really prided myself on being a self-made man.