Kypreos, a grinding winger, played eight seasons in the NHL, suffering multiple concussions before his career was ended by one sustained in a fight with Ryan Vandenbussche of the Rangers during the 1997-98 preseason. (CLICK HERE for video. "I lost my helmet and hit my head on the ice," Kypreos told Hockey Canada. "It's like a dream you can't remember. Within one hour everything started to come back into focus. I was being asked how I was feeling and if I could go back on the ice to finish the game."