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GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — The family of a player on the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic champion men’s hockey team says concussions and blows he received during his playing career have contributed to his current legal troubles.
Mark Pavelich, 61, was found incompetent to stand trial by a judge in northeastern Minnesota on Monday on charges he beat a neighbor with a metal pole. The Cook County judge concluded Pavelich is “incapable of participating in the defense due to mental illness or deficiency.” The case against Pavelich was suspended as authorities petition to have him committed.
Pavelich’s sister, Jean Gevik, said her brother’s personality has been altered by a degenerative brain disease.
“He’s been an amazing brother. Fun. Loving,” she said. “This has been a total change.”
Gevik suggested CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, could be a factor. CTE, which can be diagnosed only after death, has been found in several former Wholesale NHL Jerseys players, more than 100 former NFL players and in dozens more athletes and members of the military who have been exposed to repetitive head trauma. The disease can lead to memory loss, depression and even suicide.
“All the research is out there about CTE,” Gevik said. “This should not be a surprise here.”
The NHL has long denied there is a conclusive link between repeated blows to the head and CTE.
Pavelich, who starred at Minnesota-Duluth, assisted on the winning goal in a stunning upset of the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys tournament semifinals, a triumph that has long been referred to as the “Miracle on Ice.” Team USA went on to defeat Finland in the gold medal game. Pavelich later played for the Wholesale New York Rangers Jerseys and two other NHL teams.
Pavelich was charged with second- and third-degree assault this summer after he was accused of attacking his friend in Lutsen following a day of fishing. Pavelich accused him of spiking his beer, according to the Star Tribune .
Jim Miller, Pavelich’s neighbor for 20 years, suffered cracked ribs, a bruised kidney and a fracture to one of his vertebrae, according to a criminal complaint. Pavelich was booked into the Cook County Jail on Aug. 15.
After years as one of the NHL’s best bargains, defenseman Roman Josi is getting a significant raise with the Wholesale Nashville Predators Jerseys
On Tuesday, the team announced an eight-year contract extension for Josi, 29, that will average $9.059 million per season annually against the salary cap. The contract begins in the 2020-21 season, when Josi would be the third-highest-paid defenseman in the NHL on average behind Erik Karlsson of the Wholesale San Jose Sharks Jerseys ($11.5 million) and Drew Doughty of the Wholesale Los Angeles Kings Jerseys ($11 million).
“Roman Josi is one of the top defensemen in the National Hockey League and our team leader as captain,” general manager David Poile said in a statement. “As he enters his prime, we look forward to Roman continuing to showcase his elite skills in Smashville and guiding our team in pursuit of the ultimate goal, the Stanley Cup.”
In June 2013, Josi signed a seven-year deal worth just $4 million against the salary cap. His base salary of $4 million for the 2019-20 season ranked 85th among NHL defensemen.
This season, Josi has 13 points in 11 games for the Predators, averaging 24:32 minutes per game. Drafted by the Predators at 38th overall in 2008, the Switzerland native has played in 574 games over nine seasons with 98 goals and 263 assists. He was selected for two NHL All-Star Games.
The contract carries a full no-move clause, which is a novelty under Nashville general manager David Poile. Only one other player on the Predators, goalie Pekka Rinne, has a contract with trade protection.
Josi was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Nashville’s desire to re-sign him was one of the factors in their trade of defenseman P.K. Subban to the Wholesale New Jersey Devils Jerseys during the offseason, taking Subban’s $9 million cap hit through 2022 off the books.
Perlini was selected by the Coyotes with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 draft.
The Red Wings parted with defenseman Alec Regula in the deal. The 19-year-old Regula will remain with the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League.
Regula, a West Bloomfield, Michigan, native, was drafted by Detroit in the third round last year.
Chicago acquired Perlini and Dylan Strome when it traded Nick Schmaltz to Arizona last November. Perlini had 12 goals and three assists in 46 games with the Blackhawks last season.
Perlini set career highs when he had 17 goals and 13 assists in 74 games for the Coyotes during the 2017-18 season.