The NHL must be held accountable

April 5, 2015
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

My career was cut short because the NHL encouraged violence and ignored the consequences

Hockey is in my blood. Growing up in Natick, Mass., as the son of a high school hockey coach and with two brothers who eventually played professionally, I always knew that hockey was my future.

What I didn’t know were the catastrophic consequences I would face from playing the sport to which my family and I dedicated our lives.

Today, I am 37 years old and unable to play professional hockey because of the symptoms I experience from the multiple blows to the head I suffered while on the ice. But the inability to play hockey professionally is the least of my worries.

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