A scary moment happened before the start of the Tucson Roadrunners game against the Manitoba Moose. Former Boston Bruin Craig Cunningham collapsed on the ice shortly before the game was about to start.
After anthems player was on his back. Players took a minute to realize what was happening. Firefighters doing chest compressions on way out.
— Sam Salzwedel (@SamKVOA) November 20, 2016
The Arizona Coyotes released the following statement:
“Arizona Coyotes center Craig Cunningham suffered a medical emergency on the ice prior to the start of tonight’s game between the Tucson Roadrunners and the Manitoba Moose at the Tucson Convention Center. Cunningham was taken to a local hospital where he is receiving medical treatment. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and his family. We will provide a medical update once we receive more information.”
Cunningham signed an entry level contract with the Boston Bruins in 2011 and made his NHL debut on December 17, 2013. The Bruins placed him on waivers on March 2, 2015 and he was claimed by the Coyotes.
Many players have expressed their thoughts and prayers on Twitter, including David Pastrnak:
My prayers are with Craig Cunningham and his family. One of the best guys I've met on and off the ice . #prayers
— davidpastrnak (@pastrnak96) November 20, 2016
Best of luck and health to Craig.