Former NHL judge Mick McGeough is away from life support after a stroke on Sunday.
McGeough's family made the statement on Friday – one day, a GoFundMe page was created to help with medical expenses.
According to the statement, McGeough, 62, was admitted to the hospital after showing the early signs of a stroke. As his condition worsened, he was transferred to Saskatoon to meet with a neurosurgeon to explore options to remove clots from the back of his brain.
The damage was found to be irreversible, and McGeough was brought back to Regina to be with his family.
McGeough retired in 2008 after the NHL season in 2008, including 1,083 regular season games including the 2006 Stanley Cup final, and 63 post-season competitions.
Anyone who wants to contribute to your family can do so through GoFundMe.