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Flames AGM Snow remains on life support as organ donation is arranged

Chris Snow Calgary Flames Chris Snow - Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Calgary Flames assistant general manager Chris Snow remains on life support while organ donation is arranged, his wife Kelsie announced Thursday.

"Tests yesterday confirmed that Chris will not wake up," Kelsie wrote in a post on X. "In life, Chris offered his body to a clinical trial to help others. In death he will do the same. He remains on life support while organ donation is arranged.

"We are so proud of him."

The 42-year-old became unresponsive and went into cardiac arrest on Tuesday, and a scan showed he suffered a catastrophic brain injury. 

"With a shattered heart I've come to share that Chris became unresponsive and went into cardiac arrest," Kelsie wrote Wednesday. "Paramedics and doctors were able to get his heart beating again but, devastatingly, a scan showed Chris has suffered a catastrophic brain injury caused by lack of oxygen. His doctors to not expect him to wake up from this.

"My chest feels cracked open and hollowed out. Chris is the most beautiful, brilliant person I'll ever know and doing life without him feels untenable. Hug your people."

Snow was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in December of 2019 - just months after being promoted to assistant GM from director of hockey analysis. He continued his role with the team and new general manager Craig Conroy gave him the additional title of vice-president of data and analytics last May.

Snow joined the Flames in 2011 after five years working for the Minnesota Wild as director of hockey operations.

Chris and Kelsie Snow have two children.