Former NHL player Steve Montador died at home on Sunday. He was 35. Local police in Mississauga, Ontario responded to a 911 call. “We are not treating it as anything criminal,” said police spokeswoman Fiona Thivierge. “It’s a sudden death, so there’s nothing to indicate anything untoward, just natural causes as far as we know.” There will be an autopsy.
Montador played in the NHL most recently during the 2011-12 season, with the Chicago Blackhawks. In 2012, he suffered a concussion. After the NHL, he played in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League during the 2013-14 season. USA Today reports, Montador was forced to leave the Russian team because of the effects of that 2012 concussion.