Calgary Flames legend Lanny McDonald in a home jersey.
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BREAKING: Hockey Hall of Famer Rushed to The Hospital

Published February 5, 2024 at 1:38 PM

A NHL veteran of over 1,100 games has been rushed to the hospital after a cardiac arrest.

McDonald Rushed To The Hospital Following Cardiac Arrest

It was a scary time for the McDonald family as Lanny McDonald as he was rushed to the hospital yesterday.

It's true that that even old tough guys need some help sometimes; today, I want to extend my overwhelming gratitude to many members of our community. After spending a weekend wowed by hockey's best at the All-Star game in Toronto, I had a cardiac event after arriving back at the Calgary Airport yesterday.
Two selfless nurses who were passing by to catch their own flights immediately jumped into action. In the rush of the moment, Ardell wasn't able to get their names, but we are eternally grateful for their care and action... I owe them my life.

Further, to the incredible team of first responders from the Calgary Airport Police, Calgary Paramedics, Calgary Fire, and WestJet- I wish I could thank you all personally, as I know there were so many involved. They provided the highest degree of support, kindness and professionalism, and I am humbled to have been the recipient of their speed and expertise. Now here at the hospital, the amazing care continues, every nurse and doctor better than the next.

Thank you for the well wishes (news travels fast!). While I hang out here as the professionals figure out next steps for the ol' ticker, I'll try to convince the team here to bet on the Chiefs next Sunday, and never stop cheering for our Flames.


That was the message on Lanny's Instagram that brought this light.

Sending good vibes to Lanny McDonald, who says he had a cardiac event yesterday. Sounds like he got tremendous care.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the McDonald family during this tough time.

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