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  • NHL awards 2019: Robin Lehner gives heartfelt speech while accepting Bill Masterton Trophy

    first_imgNew York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner brought a moment of solemn self-reflection to the stage when accepting the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy at the 2019 NHL Awards on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, further opening up about his battle with mental illness.Lehner, who in a letter written last summer in The Athletic detailed his struggles with bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, alcohol and drug addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder, received the Masterton Trophy as the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the game. Amid an otherwise lighthearted evening, Lehner delivered a heartfelt speech that reiterated the message he initially conveyed in his preseason letter.  “I’m not ashamed to say I’m mentally ill, but that doesn’t mean mentally weak,” Lehner told the assembled crowd, Masterton Trophy in hand, to a round of applause.MORE: Full list of NHL Awards winnersLehner stressed the importance of changing the narrative around mental illness, urging others to seek help as he did. The 27-year-old underwent a harrowing journey, as described in his preseason letter, that culminated in him reaching out to the league and players association to undergo treatment. “I cannot say enough about the NHLPA/NHL substance abuse program,” Lehner wrote. “I don’t think I would be alive without them.”“I’m not ashamed to say I’m mentally ill, but that doesn’t mean mentally weak.”Robin Lehner’s Bill Masterton Trophy acceptance speech was powerful. 👏 #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/BuhJE7UBz4— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 20, 2019Speaking to his peers in Las Vegas, Lehner noted that his road to recovery isn’t over.“I took that first step, got help and that was life-changing to me,” Lehner said on Wednesday. “It’s something that we’ve got to keep pushing for and we’ve got to end the stigma.”last_img read more

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