Athletes For Care with Ryan VandenBussche

Athletes For Care with Ryan VandenBussche

Athletes for care with Ryan VandenBussche. As an NHL hockey player, Ryan had the unique pleasure of being a teammate to four of the greatest hockey players in NHL history: Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier during his time as a New York Ranger, and Sydney Crosby and Mario Lemieux as a Pittsburgh Penguin. Those four legends combined to score a whopping 2,715 goals, but Ryan racked up huge numbers of his own in one category that few players would strive to match: injuries incurred as a result of playing the game.

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During his 14 years as a professional hockey player, Ryan suffered over 20 concussions and endured no less than 12 surgeries, the price he paid for his role inflicting pain on others as one of the NHL’s fiercest enforcers. However, it was the ongoing treatments prescribed to deal with his own physical pain that ultimately lead Ryan down the path he’s on today – serving as a medical cannabis advocate as President and founder of his company, New Leaf Canada Inc, and founding sponsor for the newly established Canadian arm of Athletes for CARE (A4C).