LATEST | Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman makes heartbreaking health announcement

Published August 22, 2023 at 2:48 PM

We have some sad news to report on as former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Brad Maxwell is currently battling lung cancer which has spread to other parts of his body.

A GoFundMe has been set up to raise funds for Maxwell's fight and released this statement:

"It is with great sadness that we share Brad Maxwell is currently battling aggressive lung cancer that has unfortunately spread," the GoFundMe post reads. "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."

Maxwell, 66, appeared in 30 games for the Canucks during the 1986-87 season after being traded to them by the Toronto Maple Leafs. In those 30 games, he had eight points, 28 penalty minutes and was a minus-nine. The Brandon, Manitoba native spent the majority of his career with the Minnesota North Stars, helping them reach the Stanley Cup Final in 1981.

The thoughts of everyone at CanucksDaily are with Brad Maxwell at this difficult time.

Source: KARE11
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