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from Josh Brown of The Waterloo Record,
Brett MacLean is ready to take a chance on hockey again. And he's doing it at the University of Waterloo.
The former NHL prospect was introduced as the new assistant coach of the Warriors' men's hockey team last week.
It's the first serious step back on the ice for the 24-year-old since suffering a near death experience and miraculous recovery at the rink last July.
"I'm excited for this opportunity," said MacLean. "After what happened to me, it's a way for me to stay in hockey."
Things looked grim for the aspiring star on July 2, 2012.
David Amber of CBC and Hockey Day in Canada with a look at Brett MacLean.
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.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney has issued the following statement regarding Coyotes forward Brett MacLean who suffered a cardiac emergency last night in Owen Sound, Ontario.
“Brett was playing hockey last night in Owen Sound, Ontario when he suffered a medical emergency,” said Maloney. “Brett received CPR on site and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance where he was treated. He was then transported via an air ambulance to Knight University Hospital in London, Ontario where he was admitted to the cardiac ICU. 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.”