Coyotes issue statement on MacLean

Phoenix Coyotes general manager Don Maloney issued the following statement regarding Coyotes forward Brett MacLean, who suffered a cardiac emergency on Monday night in Owen Sound, Ontario.

“Brett was playing hockey [Monday] 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.”

MacLean has spent the majority of the last four seasons in the American Hockey League, playing for San Antonio (2008-11) and Portland (2011-12). The two-time AHL All-Star notched 25 goals and 23 assists for 48 points in 63 games with the Pirates last season.