Sheldon Kennedy, ex-NHL player sexually abused by junior coach, selected to Order of Canada

December 26, 2014 9:45 PM

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OTTAWA, Ontario – Sheldon Kennedy hopes receiving one of Canada's top honors will help draw attention to child abuse.

The 45-year-old former NHL player, sexually abused by his junior hockey coach in the 1980s, was one of 95 admissions and promotions to the Order of Canada announced Friday.

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