Ex-NHL player Brashear to make MMA debut

Former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear will step into the cage against Martin Trempe at Ringside MMA 11 in Quebec City.

Former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear will step into the cage against Martin Trempe at Ringside MMA 11 in Quebec City.  

A news conference about the June 4 mixed martial arts card is slated for Thursday in Quebec City.   

The 39-year-old Brashear is currently playing hockey in the semi-pro Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey (LNAH). He played in the NHL for the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and New York Rangers.   

The six-foot-three 237-pound Brashear collected 2,634 penalty minutes in 1,025 NHL games between 1993-94 and 2009-10. He also scored 85 goals and added 120 assists.   

He was suspended for five games earlier this season by the LNAH for instigating a fight and attempt to injure.   

Trempe (0-2) lost both his MMA fights by first-round TKO.   

Middleweight Patrick (The Predator) Cote will take on former light-heavyweight Todd Brown in the Ringside 11 main event in a matchup of former UFC fighters.