San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture’s “All-in For Brain Research” charity casino night in London, ON raised over $100,000 to be split evenly between the Fowler Kennedy Sport Clinic and concussion research Western University on Wednesday night, Couture wrote on the Sharks’ Instagram story.
The event brought out some big names, including Coutue’s Sharks teammate and former London Knight Chris Tierney, Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros, and Canadian Olympian Alysha Newman.
Couture, who dealt with his fair share of head and facial injuries this past season, is clearly passionate about the cause. The 28-year-old also suffered multiple concussions during his time in the OHL with the Ottawa 67s, and is passionate about raising awareness. He told The London Free Press in May that he wanted to ensure players at all levels receive proper treatment for concussions.
“It’s so big in sport these days, and not just hockey,” Couture said. “In the NHL, we get great treatment. But when you see young kids suffering brain injuries and they’re not diagnosed or come back to play too early and get hurt again, that’s something I believe can improve with more funding and research. We want to see what (the doctors learn) and it’s going to be better for the kids.”