Family of Steve Montador sues NHL

December 8, 2015

The family of deceased NHL player Steve Montador, who was found dead in his Toronto-area home in February at the age of 35, is suing the National Hockey League, charging the league failed to provide him with up-to-date medical information about the risk of long-term brain damage.

Montador played 10 NHL seasons with six teams and had a well-documented history of concussions, depression, memory problems and erratic behaviour. According to the lawsuit - filed on behalf of Steve's son, Morrison Montador, and other family members by Steve's father, Paul - Steve had 69 fights and 15 documented concussions in the NHL.

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