Family of ex-North Star Brad Maxwell sends plea for assistance

He's battling an aggressive form of lung cancer.



Former Minnesota North Stars player Brad Maxwell currently serves as the President of the MN NHL Alumni, but he's going through a difficult time right now thanks to his battle with an aggressive form of lung cancer. 

The sad news is that the treatments that he's been undergoing have not been successful, but that a new but expensive treatment could hold hope. 

The family of Maxwell has set up a GoFundMe account to help cover the expenses, with the following message: 

"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."

Originally taken by the North Stars with the 7th overall pick in the 1977 NHL Draft, Maxwell would also suit up for the Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and New York Rangers in his career. In 612 career games, he registered 368 points.