Coyotes Minor Leaguer Craig Cunningham has "Medical Emergency" before Game

By Phil Cantor
Nov. 20, 2016

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The entire NHL and AHL community has former NHL player and current Arizona Coyotes American Hockey League player Craig Cunningham in their thoughts today.

The 26-year old center for the Tucson Roadrunners was warming up before the teams game Saturday night against the Manitoba Moose in Tucson when he suddenly collapsed to the ice--appearing to hit his head. According to reports, he went into convulsions and trainers had to cut away his jersey to treat him on the ice. 

He was rushed to a Tucson hospital where he remains. The Coyotes organization issued a statement late Saturday night about the incident which caused the game between the Roadrunners and the Moose to be cancelled...

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka issued the following statement tonight regarding Craig Cunningham. The Coyotes and the Tucson Roadrunners will have no further comment at the present time.

“Arizona Coyotes center Craig Cunningham suffered a medical emergency on the ice prior to the start of tonight’s game between the Tucson Roadrunners and the Manitoba Moose at the Tucson Convention Center. Cunningham was taken to a local hospital where he is receiving medical treatment. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and his family. We will provide a medical update once we receive more information.”

There was reaction throughout the NHL from both current and former players all whom know Cunningham--

No updates on Cunningham's condition as of this writing....