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Steve Ludzik, Father of Otters Alumni Ryan Ludzik, Seeking Life-Saving Assist

December 12, 2019 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Erie Otters News Release


Steve Ludzik racked up 358 points over three OHL seasons from 1978-81, collecting 233 assists in the process. Now the former Chicago Blackhawks forward requires a life-saving assist from someone else.

Ludzik, 58, played nine NHL seasons between Chicago and Buffalo from 1981-90 and served as head coach of the Mississauga IceDogs during the 2002-03 season. He has suffered from primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) for the past 30 years and has now reached stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver, requiring him to seek out a life-saving liver transplant.

A man who has spent years helping people with Parkinson's disease through the Steve Ludzik Rehabilitation Centre, Ludzik is now in need of assistance himself. He needs the gift of life from someone willing to undergo surgery to donate a portion of their liver for him to stay alive.

Steve has recently been listed on the donor list and is seeking someone in good health with an 'O' blood type willing to provide this life-saving donation.

Those interested in more information can contact Heather Lannon at 416-340-4800 ext. 7715 or visit uhntransplant.ca to learn more about becoming a donor.


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