The Arizona Coyotes are naming former Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham a pro scout, keeping the popular player in the organization after his playing career unexpectedly ended last year.
The 26-year-old Cunningham suffered cardiac arrest on the ice before a game at the Tucson Convention Center, last November 19th, caused by ventricular fibrillation. Doctors rushed to save his life in what began a long recovery process. Procedures affected the circulation in his leg, and the lower part of his left leg had to be amputated in late December following an infection.
Cunningham stayed close to the team during the recovery process, and he was seen at Roadrunners games. His medical situation led to an outpouring of support from the hockey community. The British Columbia native had four goals and nine assists for the Roadrunners in the games leading to his injury. He played in 63 career NHL games.
The @ArizonaCoyotes hire Craig Cunningham as scouthttps://t.co/nFA3WifCvx
— Jason Barr KGUN (@JasonBarrTV) May 24, 2017