Longtime NHLer Asks Fans For Help In His Fight With Cancer

Published August 21, 2023 at 12:06

Former NHL player and coach Brad Maxwell has asked for help in his battle with lung cancer.

Maxwell's Career

Throughout his ten-year career in the NHL, defenseman Brad Maxwell was one of the most important players on his team. Playing for the North Stars, Nordiques, Maple Leafs, Canucks, and Rangers, Maxwell was a bit of a journeyman when he played.

His most productive NHL season came as a rookie when he registered 47 points in 75 games and tacked on an additional 100 PIMs.

Maxwell's Fight For His Life

In a GoFundMe set up for Maxwell, it was revealed that he is struggling with lung cancer and his insurance does not cover the cost of treatment.

"It is with great sadness that we share that Brad Maxwell is currently battling aggressive lung cancer that has unfortunately spread. As a former Minnesota North Star player and current President of the MN NHL Alumni, he has brought joy and excitement to the ice for many fans. It is difficult to share that chemo and radiation are no longer working, but we are hopeful that a brand-new treatment he is currently undergoing will be successful in his fight against cancer.

It is important to note that this treatment is not fully covered by insurance, which can make it difficult to cover the large out-of-pocket expenses. We hope that the community can come together to support Brad during this difficult time and help alleviate some of the financial burden that comes with cancer treatments. Brad has given so much to the hockey community, and it is our turn to give back and show our support.

We wish Brad the best of luck in his fight against cancer and hope that he can overcome this obstacle with the love and support of his family and the hockey community."

We can help Maxwell by donating to his GoFundMe which has already raised $18,000 and has a goal of $75,000.

Here's where you can help: Support Brad Maxwell's Fight Against Lung Cancer

We wish him all the best.
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Longtime NHLer Asks Fans For Help In His Fight With Cancer

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