Nov 26, 2013, 10:42 PM EST
Former New York Islanders great Bob Bourne decided to join the class-action lawsuit regarding concussions in the NHL, the Sports Business Journal and Daily’s Chris Botta reported on Tuesday.
The 59-year-old retired player told Botta that he thought about it for a long time. He admits that he’s reluctant regarding the decision, “but feels it’s important.”
Bourne won four Stanley Cups with the Islanders during their dynasty era. Overall, he played 814 of his 964 NHL games with the Isles, spending the final two seasons of his career with the Los Angeles Kings. He played from the 1974-75 season through the 1987-88 campaign. Bourne might say that his lengthy career came at a significant cost.
Here’s a video of one of the best moments from his NHL career, via the Islanders.
(Photo via Bourne’s Twitter page.)
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