When Keith Primeau said in April that after his death, his brain would be donated for concussion and brain-injury research, the former Flyer created plenty of awareness of the issue.
His work didn't end with that announcement.
Primeau, the coach of Team Comcast's PeeWee hockey teams (12- and 11-year-olds), secured a grant last month from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to provide baseline concussion testing for his teams.
Primeau said he believes this is the first minor hockey program in the country to have baseline testing for players.
"For me, that is beyond exciting," Primeau said.
Primeau was 34 when he retired from the Flyers after the 2005-06 season because of four concussions in a span of three seasons. He may have suffered even more before that, but Primeau isn't sure.