Extended Interview: Dan LaCouture, Former NHL Winger

April 26, 2017 10:40 AM

KSTP's Investigative Team sat down with Dan LaCouture, a former NHL winger, as part of the "Fighting Back" series.

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LaCouture says he was consistently marketed and promoted by NHL teams as a fighter during an 11 year career in which he suffered 20 concussions.

LaCouture's career abruptly ended in 2004 after he hit his head on the ice during a fight.

Internal NHL emails uncovered as part of the federal lawsuit LaCouture joined show league officials fear a player will die after hitting his head on the ice during a fight.

WATCH an extended interview with LaCouture via the video player above.


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