Former New Jersey Devils captain and current MSG broadcaster Bryce Salvador will team up with JAG-ONE Physical Therapy to become an ambassador for spreading injury and recovery awareness to youth hockey communities in New Jersey.
Since being traded to the Devils in 2008 and finishing his career in Newark, Salvador has worked with local youth hockey programs, and he wants to continue to help kids and parents get information about how injuries should be handled.
Salvador's goal in the partnership will be to provide resources and information on how to return to play safely while recovering from injuries and getting advice to kids and parents that they wouldn't normally receive.
“I want to make sure I can provide an impact to the youth, not just as a role model, but as an ambassador to kids,” Salvador told NJ Advance Media. “The Devils have been awesome in supporting alumni and guys like myself to be a face and be a vehicle of support and giving to the community and kids for whatever their goals are, not just for sports.”
Salvador started his career with the St. Louis Blues in 2000, and when he was traded to the Devils in 2008, he did not foresee what type of life and post-playing career would come his way. But he and his family made New Jersey home.
Now with Salvador back in the spotlight working with MSG on Devils broadcasts, he wants to continue to use his platform to help the local hockey community.
“If there was a chance to provide more hands-on seminars and education with someone like myself in the community, maybe it could be more impactful,” Salvador said. “I just really felt since I've retired, being more and more involved in youth sports, you just see a lot of people coming up to me asking questions and advice. While there's some great information out there, there's still some disconnect in getting some of this information to the club and youth levels.”