Former NHL enforcer Stephen Peat inflicted a lot of pain throughout his career. In 130 NHL games, he earned a reputation as a fighter with 234 penalty minutes, and just 10 points. Washington Capitals' Stephen Peat, facing camera, punches Pittsburgh Penguins Krzysztof Oliwa during a game in Pittsburgh in 2001. With his brain injuries, it's hard enough to make his regular probation check-ins, let alone hold down a job and pay rent. While Healy wouldn't comment specifically on Peat's situation, he acknowledged that the lives of some former players — many of them former enforcers — can be complicated by brain injuries and substance use.
Source: CBC News February 14, 2018 09:00 UTC