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Craig Cunningham | Center | #22

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 184
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (97) / BOS

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Craig Cunningham was honored before the start of the Coyotes game on Saturday.
The 26-year-old had his hockey career end on November 19 when he went into cardiac arrest on the ice in an AHL game against Manitoba. Cunningham eventually had part of his leg amputated after the procedure to save his life affected the circulation in his leg. Cunningham will likely become a scout for the Coyotes and we wish him all the best and are grateful he is still alive. Apr 9 - 6:51 AM

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There was a long-missed and welcomed face back in the AHL Tuscon Roadrunners locker room on Saturday night.

Cunningham went into cardiac arrest in a game in November, and part of his leg removed to help prevent infection. He'd been in the hospital since. His playing career may have come to an end at 26 years old, but at least he's still alive. Check out the video below.
Jan 15 - 9:09 PM

Craig Cunningham spoke with the media Wednesday.

He thanked everyone who helped save his life after he collapsed on the ice back on Nov. 19 before an AHL contest against Manitoba. Cunningham doesn't think he will be able to return to playing professional hockey, but he hasn't completely ruled it out either. "We'll see when I get back from rehab how it goes," Cunningham said. "As of right now, at the level that I was playing at, I don't know if I'll ever get back to playing pro, but anything can happen."
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Craig Cunningham is expected to be released from the hospital before Christmas.

He has been hospitalized since collapsing on the ice before an AHL game against Manitoba on Nov. 19. Cunningham received CPR on the way to the hospital and he had an advanced life-saving therapy using ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation). We are happy that he is OK and wish him the best in his recovery.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 05:30:00 PM

Craig Cunningham continues to be in critical but stable condition.

That was coach Dave Tippett's update on Wednesday. Cunningham collapsed on the ice before the start of the Tucson Roadrunners game Saturday. The medical staff performed chest compressions on the ice and he was carted off. "He’s got lots of family and friends around him," Tippett said. "We’re just praying everything moves the right direction." Our prayers are with him as well.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 09:14:00 AM

Craig Cunningham is in critical condition after he collapsed before Saturday's AHL contest.

He is stable at least. The Tucson Roadrunners captain required chest compression on the ice and he was taken to the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cunningham and his family.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 02:13:00 PM

There is no update on the condition of Craig Cunningham who collapsed before Saturday's AHL game against Manitoba.

It was a scary scene as medical personnel performed chest compression on the ice. He was taken to hospital where he has been receiving medical treatment. The game was wisely cancelled and will be played at a later date. Stay tuned for the condition of Cunningham.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 06:57:00 AM

Just before AHL Tuscon was set to take on Manitoba, the Roadrunners' captain Craig Cunningham collapsed on the ice.

While laying on his back the medical team performed chest compression, this after cutting away his jersey and pads. He was later taken from the ice. The game has been postponed with no make-up date announced yet. Hopefully, Cunningham will be just fine after this scary episode.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 09:53:00 PM

Craig Cunningham has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with Arizona.

Cunningham had an assist in 10 games with Arizona in 2015-16. He also scored 22 goals and 46 points in 61 AHL contests.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 02:35:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have sent Craig Cunningham to the minors.

This was no surprise as Cunningham went unclaimed on waivers. The center had one assist in 10 NHL games this season.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 07:04:00 AM

Craig Cunningham went unclaimed on waivers.

Despite that, Cunningham hasn't been sent to the minors yet. He has an assist in 10 games this season.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Craig Cunningham has been placed on waivers.

He was just brought up from the minors on Monday. Cunningham has three goals and eight points in 63 career NHL appearances.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 01:44:00 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have recalled Craig Cunningham from AHL Springfield.

The 25-year-old career tweener has posted just eight points in 62 career NHL games. Though it's worth noting that he's posted 17 goals and 34 points in 42 games this season down on the farm, so perhaps this is when he'll put it all together up with the big boys.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Craig Cunningham has been returned to AHL Springfield.

He has contributed one assist and has averaged 9:58 of ice time in nine games with the Coyotes in 2015-16.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Craig Cunningham will join Laurent Dauphin and Kyle Chipchura to round out Arizona's fourth line against Chicago on Tuesday.

Unfortunately only Chipchura can reliable be noted as a fantasy producer, and that's because he's posted 10 points, 25 PIMs, and 38 hits over 34 games this season. Reliable being somewhat of a relative term, of course.
Source: Jerry Brown
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 08:19:00 PM

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