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Daniel Carcillo opens up about Steve Montador's death, mental health issues

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Chicago Blackhawks forward sits down with The Players' Tribune to call for change.

Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Steve Montador was found dead in his home in Mississauga, Ontario on Feb. 15. He was just 35 years old.

Montador played for the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres and the Hawks from 2001-12. He suffered a significant head injury in February 2012 and never played in the NHL again, only making brief appearances in the American Hockey League and KHL.

In the past, Montador spoke candidly about his troubles with recovering from post-concussion symptoms.

In a new piece posted on The Players' Tribune, current Hawks forward Daniel Carcillo opens up about the shock of his friend's death sharing touching details on Montador's heart-breaking final months.

Story: Gone I The Players' Tribune