It’s hard to believe but it’s been two and a half years since Arizona Coyotes forward Craig Cunningham collapsed on-ice during a pre-game skate with the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners. Cunningham, you may recall, suffered a massive heart attack and had his life saves by a quick thinking and quick acting medical in-arena medical staff. Cunningham’s life was saved that night, but he’d never be the same again. After developing an infection due to circulation problems from his arrest, his lower left leg was amputated on Christmas Eve, 2016.
Cunningham’s health and the loss of his leg resulted in him having to retire from professional hockey at just 25 years old. Since then, his story has been covered by multiple media outlets and he has continued a career in hockey as a scout with the Coyotes organization. Now though… two years after losing his leg, Cunningham is back on the ice.
Check it out:
How awesome is that!? A couple wobbly crossovers, but those were some impressive moves!
All the best, Craig. Here’s hoping that this enables you to get back out there and play the game that we all know you love.