Brett MacLean, 23, of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes and AHL Portland Pirates suffered apparent cardiac arrest Tuesday night while playing hockey in Owen Sound, Ontario. After being taken to a local hospital, MacLean was air lifted to Knight University Hospital in London, Ontario, and admitted into the ICU. Coyotes’ General Manager Don Maloney issued the following statement:
Brett was playing hockey last night in Owen Sound, Ontario, when he suffered a medical emergency…Our thoughts and prayers are with Brett and his family. We request that everyone please respect their privacy at this time. We will provide an update on Brett’s status when information is available.
As of Wednesday morning, no update had been issued.