Former NHLer Battling Lung Cancer Sends a Cry for Help

Julien Trekker
August 21, 2023  (9:17)

Former NHL Star Battling Lung Cancer Seeks Support

Hockey fans, your support is needed!
Brad Maxwell, a beloved figure in the world of hockey, is facing a tough fight off the ice. The former NHL player, who played from1977 to 1987, has been diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer that has spread.
Maxwell, a former Minnesota North Star player and current President of the MN NHL Alumni, has been a source of joy and excitement for countless fans. But now, the once vibrant defenseman is struggling with the disease. He has tried chemo and radiation, but they are no longer working. However, he is hopeful about a new treatment he is undergoing.
Unfortunately, this treatment isn't fully covered by insurance, and the costs are substantial. That's where we come in. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover the large out-of-pocket expenses for Maxwell's treatment.
Here's what the announcement had to say:
"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 Maxwell's Career

Maxwell's career took off when he was drafted 7th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1977. He stayed with the team for most of his career before moving on to play with the Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and New York Rangers.
Maxwell was a force on the ice, amassing 368 points in 612 games, including 98 goals.
Let's show our support for this legendary player as he faces this difficult battle!