Roadrunners to retire Cunningham’s jersey number

Posted: 23/08/2017 in AHL, Sports
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Craig Cunningham will have his No. 14 retired by the Tuscon Roadrunners prior to an Oct. 27 contest against the Iowa Wild this season, nearly one year after an on-ice emergency ended the former captain of the team’s playing days.

Cunningham appeared in 11 games with the Roadrunners last season. However, prior to a Nov. 19, 2016 contest against the Manitoba Moose, he suffered acute cardiac arrest and collapsed on the ice.

Cunningham was rushed to an area hospital where he was provided with life-saving care. He awoke from a coma nine days later when surgery was performed to amputate part of his foot as a result of the medical emergency.

Cunningham, 26, has since been named as a professional scout with the Arizona Coyotes, the parent club of the Roadrunners.

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