Glendale, AZ – The Phoenix Coyotes released a statement saying forward Brett MacLean suffered a cardiac emergency Monday night in Owen Sound, Ontario.
"Brett was playing hockey last night in Owen Sound, Ontario when he suffered a medical emergency," general manager Don Maloney said. "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."
No other information was provided on the 23-year-old MacLean, a second-round draft choice of the Coyotes in 2007. He had two assists in five games for Winnipeg last season, from October 9-20. He was then claimed off waivers by Phoenix.
In 63 games for the AHL's Portland Pirates last season, MacLean had 25 goals and 23 assists.