NHL Player Saved with AED Is Spokesman for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Hockey Player Saved by AED Plus 

Photo Credit: Norm Hall 

April 3, 2013 – Twenty-four-year-old Brett MacLean’s professional hockey career ended on July 2, 2012. That’s the day he collapsed on the ice in Owen Sound, Ontario, during a pick-up game. He was saved by his friends, who performed CPR and used the AED Plus® that was in the arena. MacLean, who played in the American Hockey League and the National Hockey League, most recently for the Phoenix Coyotes, now has an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is an advocate for CPR training and AEDs as well as a spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. His story was recently featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Hockey Night in Canada.

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