Former NHL Player Asks for Help in Battle with Lung Cancer

Published August 21, 2023 at 9:36

A former player in the NHL asked the help of the hockey community.

Former NHLer Faces Battle with Lung Cancer

Brad Maxwell, former NHL player and current President of the MN NHL Alumni, is in the fight of his life. From 1977 to 1987, Maxwell brought energy and excitement to the ice, first with the Minnesota North Stars and later with the Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and New York Rangers. Now, he is facing an aggressive form of lung cancer that has unfortunately spread, and he needs our help.

A GoFundMe page has been established to raise funds to help Maxwell cover the costs of a new treatment that is not fully covered by insurance.

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


The announcement detailing Maxwell's situation was shared with a heavy heart:

"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."

A Look Back at His Career

Maxwell, an accomplished defenseman, was selected as the 7th overall pick in the 1977 NHL Draft by the Minnesota North Stars, where he spent the majority of his career. Over the course of his 612-game NHL career, he amassed an impressive 368 points, including 98 goals.

We hope for the very best for Brad and wish him a swift and full recovery.

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