NHL players, coaches and members of the hockey community were able to celebrate a new program Wednesday at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
The “Mental Health Massage Therapy” program at the school began as a community event in 2017 and has been expanded to include all sports teams in 2018.
The goal is to provide players with a safe, nurturing environment where they can work through issues and make the best decisions possible to reach their full potential.
The event was held at the Duluth Athletic Club on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
“We believe it’s a safe place to be and it gives us a chance to connect with our teammates and to celebrate the best part of being a professional athlete,” said defenseman Adam Larsson.
“I’m not surprised to see that so many athletes are interested in participating in this type of service.”