Lives shattered by concussions: former NHL players share their stories
Mike Peluso says he is damaged goods. The 50-year-old former NHL enforcer, who played in the league from 1990 until 1998 with five NHL teams including the Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils, says he has suffered eight grand mal seizures and has brain damage after playing in the NHL.
He holds the NHL responsible. He believes team doctors and trainers rushed him back onto the ice far too soon.
It was Mike’s job to protect the skilled players by being physical and put on a show for the fans.