New Jersey Devils defenceman Ben Lovejoy says he’ll donate his brain to research after he dies so it may be studied for indicators of stressful harm.

The Concussion Legacy Foundation says Lovejoy is the primary active NHL participant to make any such pledge.

More than 2,500 retired athletes and army veterans have pledged their brains to the root. Doctors read about the brains for indicators of power stressful encephalopathy, a degenerative situation that may motive despair, violent temper swings, forgetfulness and different cognitive issues.

Lovejoy says he is performed hockey for maximum of his lifestyles, together with 10 seasons within the NHL. He says he needs to give again to the game via making it more secure, including he is had quite little brain trauma in his occupation, however has noticed the results concussions have had on teammates.