Brain study finds damage in Rick Martin
Researchers studying the brain of seven-time All-Star Rick Martin have found damage consistent with the trauma they found in other former NHL players.
The difference is Martin wasn't a fighter. He's the first non-enforcer who has been diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy by researchers at a Boston University brain bank.
Martin died of a heart attack at the age of 59 in March. All three former NHL players who have donated their brains for research so far have been diagnosed with CTE, a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated brain trauma.