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Study: Rick Martin had brain damage

Updated: October 5, 2011, 9:30 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Researchers studying the brain of seven-time All-Star Rick Martin found damage consistent with the trauma they found in other former NHL players. The difference is Martin wasn't a fighter.

Martin is the first non-enforcer who has been diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy by researchers at a Boston University brain bank.

Martin died of a heart attack at the age of 59 in March. All three former NHL players who have donated their brains for research so far have been ...

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