Brad Maxwell, former NHL All-Star defenseman, dies at 66 - ESPN
Brad Maxwell, who spent parts of nine seasons of a 10-year NHL career as a defenseman for the Minnesota North Stars, died on Sunday due to lung cancer that had spread through his body. He was 66.
Maxwell was Minnesota's No. 7 overall pick of the 1977 NHL Draft and played for the franchise 1977-84 and 17 games of the 1986-87 season.
"I know defensemen have to play defense and I think I can help the North Stars in front of the goal," Maxwell said in his press conference after agreeing to his first contract with Minnesota. "I'll be there. But I also like to make rushes. All I want is a chance to play. I'll be there if anyone challenges me or goes after anybody else on the team."