NHL Legend Tells a 'Concussion Story' About Domestic Violence

Trevor Linden, a 19-season veteran, stars in YWCA Metro Vancouver's dramatic campaign about intimate partner attacks

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[Sensitive content: This article mentions domestic violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, please call the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.]

During his 19 seasons in the National Hockey League, Trevor Linden racked up a long list of injuries, including cracked ribs and torn cartilage that famously didn’t stop him from taking to the ice during the 1994 Stanley Cup finals.

It’s no surprise, then, to hear him talk about being clobbered on the side of the head, with the onset of confusion, pain, mood swings and debilitating headaches that followed the blow.

“But this isn’t my story,” the NHL All-Star says in a dramatic new public service announcement for YWCA Metro Vancouver.




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