There was a very scary incident last night in the NHL which has everybody reflecting on things a little bit more this morning. 

During the game between the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks, Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the team bench. 

It happened during the first period while guys were switching up and luckily captain Alex Pietrangelo was able to catch it right away and yelled for help. 

Bouwmeester eventually left the ice on a stretcher and the game was postponed. 

General manager Doug Armstrong released a statement after the game. 

“With 7:50 remaining in the first period of our game tonight,  Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode and collapsed on our bench after completing his shift. Thankfully, with the quick response of our medical trainers, Anaheim medical trainers and their team physicians, they were able to stabilize Jay. He was alert and moving all of his extremities as he was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center. Currently, Jay is conscious and alert as he undergoes further testing by Anaheim’s physicians. We will update Jay’s condition on Wednesday morning.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the NHL vet and we hope for the best.