Former SLU Hockey Player Collapses During Game
Former St. Lawrence University men's hockey coach Joe Marsh says he went through "some anxious moments for sure" after former Saints center and Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench Monday night.
The 31 year old Peverley remains in stable condition and is undergoing heart tests to determine what caused his collapse on the bench during the first period of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
"Right now, it's just wait and see and hopefully, he's going to be fine," Marsh said. "Certainly our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family."
Peverley had been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in
training camp and had undergone surgery to help with the problem.
Peverley played at St. Lawrence from 2000 to 2004, where he led the Saints in points in three of his four seasons.
Marsh says the "cardiac event" Peverley experienced caused quite a scare, but it was, in a way, a good thing it happened during a game, when medical personnel are on hand.
"You don't want to ever see that happen, but for that to happen in a place like that with them right on hand, that was pretty fortunate," he said.
Peverley won a Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins and was traded to the Stars in July 2013.