Co-Founder and Ambassador
Former star European hockey player, coach and general manager, Kerry now focuses all of his efforts into generating awareness of concussions and neurotrauma. Kerry suffered two documented concussions and knows first-hand the effects of post-concussion syndrome. His expertise helps him function as an educational speaker, as he spends countless hours speaking on behalf of preventing concussions.
Co-Founder and Ambassador
Keith played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers. He was captain of the Philadelphia Flyers until his fourth documented concussion forced him into retirement. He is not only a co-founder and the key to StopConcussions, he also helped author the book, “CONCUSSED”.
Co-Founder & Player Ambassador
After being drafted in the 1st round, 17th overall by the Buffalo Sabres, he played in 774 games, registering 69 goals, 125 assists for an overall score of 194 points. He played for Sabres, Flames, Lightning, Penguins, Sharks, Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is the younger brother of Keith Primeau and the third of StopConcussions’ co-founders.
Director of Athlete & Player Safety
Malcolm Sutherland HBPHE, MSc. Kin., is a coach, physical educator, sport pedagogist, and SME in sport development, sport safety and injury prevention. He is current Director of Athlete & Player Safety for StopConcussions and the Shoot For A Cure campaign. As an athlete and player safety expert Malcolm has developed prevention tools and a program to control serious injury in sport. As a Chartered Professional Ice Hockey Coach (Coaches of Canada), Master Coach, Coach Developer (NCCP) and member of Hockey Canada’s Writer’s group, Malcolm has studied and critically evaluated sport structures and coach and player development models and their outcomes. In the sport of ice hockey he has coached for more than 20 years at every age category and level of play including Varsity and Professional.
Jessica since 2018 has been working in the field of ‘Sport Related Concussions.’ She has always had an interest in the brain, and the positive effects of physical exercise and sport. But what about the possible negative effect of contact sports: for example concussive injury? She is a doctoral student studying the neurophysiology of a concussion with the goal to understand the injury better and transfer this knowledge to the applied field of sports.
Chris is an ex professional hockey player of 11 years that has transitioned into the world of hockey coaching and mental coaching. After Chris’s career ending early due to multiple concussions and a long battle of post concussion syndrome he dove into the next chapter of life and became a University graduate in mental coaching from the University of Salzburg. Chris offers individual coaching for any mental issue as well as an online master course that is scientifically designed to make hockey players become confident, happy, resilient and mentally tough.
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Director of Logistics
Toni well over 10 years of event experience and over 20 years of operational and administration experience. For any and all Public Relations & Media Inquiries or inquiries about stopconcussions.com contact Toni Miil.
Val has over 8 years of graphics and design experience. This, and his love of sports, make him a “perfect fit” for the StopConcussions Team.