Coyotes forward in intensive care

Brett MacLean, of the Phoenix Coyotes, suffered cardiac arrest in Owen Sound, Ontario Monday night....

Brett MacLean, of the Phoenix Coyotes, suffered cardiac arrest in Owen Sound, Ontario Monday night. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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, Last Updated: 8:03 PM ET

Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean was air-lifted to a London, Ont., hospital Monday night after having a cardiac emergency while playing hockey in Owen Sound.

The 23-year-old London native received CPR at the arena before being taken to hospital in Owen Sound. He was then taken by air ambulance to University Hospital in London, where he was admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Brett and his family," Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said in a statement Tuesday night. "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 spent most of last season with the Portland Pirates of the AHL, recording 25 goals and 23 assists in 63 games, but also played five NHL games with the Winnipeg Jets. He was claimed on waivers by the Jets on Oct. 5 then, 23 days later, was claimed on waivers by the Coyotes.

MacLean was taken by the Coyotes in the second round of the 2007 NHL draft. He played four seasons in the OHL with the Erie Otters and Oshawa Generals.


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