Arizona Coyotes Minor Leaguer Craig Cunningham in Critical But Stable Condition After Collapsing Before Game
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett says minor leaguer Craig Cunningham is in critical condition but stable after collapsing on the ice before a Tucson Roadrunners game last weekend.
Tippett said at Coyotes practice on Monday that the team would not comment on Cunningham’s condition any further out of respect for the family.
Cunningham, Tucson’s captain, collapsed on the ice and was taken to a hospital Saturday night before an American Hockey League game against the Manitoba Moose.
The Arizona Daily Star reported that the 26-year-old Cunningham collapsed moments before the game was scheduled to start and appeared to convulse after hitting the ice. The newspaper said medics cut away his jersey and performed chest compressions before moving him off the ice.
Cunningham has four goals and nine assists in 11 games this season for Tucson. He has appeared in 63 career NHL games with Boston and Arizona, including 10 with the Coyotes in 2015-16.