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Brett MacLean triumphs over tragedy and turns adversity into opportunity

Two years after suffering a cardiac arrest, MacLean is living a normal life with minimal physical limitations. A little more than two years ago, Brett MacLean's life changed forever. Coming off a fourth consecutive 20+ goal AHL season, MacLean was enjoying his summer by playing a pick-up hockey game in Owen Sound, Ontario. After playing 18 games in the NHL in his previous two seasons combined, MacLean had aspirations of becoming a full-time NHLer. That dream evaporated on July 2, 2012 when the then 23-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest during that pick-up game. In an instant, his...

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