Flames forward Huberdeau pledges to donate brain for research on brain injuries – Calgary | Globalnews.ca

Calgary Flames star Jonathan Huberdeau has pledged to donate his brain to Project Enlist Canada for research on brain injuries.

“As an NHL player, I’m very aware of the impact of traumatic brain injuries, concussions and the link to other mental health issues,” Huberdeau said in a statement.

Former astronaut Marc Garneau, all-Ivy hockey star Kalley Armstrong and Major General Denis Thompson (retired) have also joined 170 Canadian armed forces members and veterans in making the pledge, Project Enlist Canada announced in a statement Monday.

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The program researches traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military veterans to better treat and diagnose those injuries.

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Ben Lovejoy was the first active NHL player to pledge to donate his brain in 2017. The 38-year-old hasn’t played in the league since 2019.

Former players Daniel Carcillo, Jeff Parker, J.T. Brown, and Craig Adams are among those who have donated their brains for research.

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