Found October 09, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Brett MacLean
TEAMS: Phoenix Coyotes
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from the CP at TSN, Brett MacLean was in the prime of his life. Just 23 years old and coming off a 25-goal season in the American Hockey League, MacLean was working towards a full-time spot with the Phoenix Coyotes this summer when he joined some friends in Owen Sound, Ont., for a pick-up game. Little did he know, it would be the last time he pulled on skates as a professional. "I remember going to the arena and going on the ice and that's it," MacLean said during a recent interview. "I guess 40 minutes in I made a pass and just collapsed." He was experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. In top physical shape, and with no history of heart disease, MacLean's life hung in the balance. The survival rate in Canada for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests is just five per cent. continued
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