Veteran NHL Defenseman Faces Tough Fight Against Lung Cancer

Published August 22, 2023 at 2:42 PM
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Hockey Community Unites in Support of Brad Maxwell's Cancer Battle

News of Brad Maxwell, a seasoned NHL defenseman, battling lung cancer has touched the hearts of the hockey community. Unfortunately, the cancer has spread to other areas of his body, prompting an outpouring of solidarity.

"With heavy hearts, we share that Brad Maxwell is currently facing an aggressive form of lung cancer that has metastasized," a GoFundMe post conveyed. "As a former player for the Minnesota North Stars and the current President of the MN NHL Alumni, he brought exhilaration and happiness to fans through his presence on the ice. While conventional treatments of chemotherapy and radiation have shown no improvement, we maintain hope for the success of the innovative treatment he's currently undergoing."

Hailing from Brandon, Manitoba, Maxwell's impactful hockey journey spanned ten seasons, spanning 612 games. He wore the jerseys of the Minnesota North Stars, Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and New York Rangers. A remarkable record of 368 points and 1,292 penalty minutes characterizes his contributions. Notably, his time with the North Stars contributed to their appearance in the 1981 Stanley Cup Final.


As Maxwell faces this challenging chapter, the hockey community rallies around him, honoring his resilience both on and off the ice. The strength he exhibited throughout his career is mirrored in his fight against cancer, reminding everyone of the power of unity and support in times of adversity.

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