Concussion research was driven by Flames players, veterans

Flames forward Jonathan Huberdeau pledges to donate his brain to research into brain injuries in soldiers.

He will donate his brain to Project Enlist Canada, a program of the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada (CLFC).

The program aims to serve as a catalyst for research into TBI (traumatic brain injury), CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) in military veterans to “help researchers and clinicians learn how to better treat and address the signature wound.” of war.”

Huberdeau joins former astronaut and Rep. Marc Garneau, All-Ivy hockey star Kalley Armstrong, retired Maj. Gen. Denis Thompson and 170 Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans who are pledging to donate their brains.

Huberdeau says he’s aware of the impact of TBI, concussions and the connection to other mental health issues. Huberdeau himself suffered a concussion in 2014. He says he’s proud to support military veterans.

“I’m proud to support Canadian military veterans by pledging to donate my brain to Project Enlist and support research to improve the quality of life for all military members who have served our country so bravely and courageously,” he said in a press release.

Those who have served or are currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces can pledge to donate their brains to