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Former Wisconsin All-American Seriously Injured in Crash

CHN Staff Report

Former Wisconsin goaltender Kirk Daubenspeck, a second-team All-American as a senior in 1997, is in critical condition and in a coma after a car accident Thursday.

Daubenspeck, a Madison, Wis., native was headed back to his home town to meet up with other alumni to watch the Badgers take on Minnesota this weekend. Driving in heavy fog Thursday morning on Route 18/151 in Wisconsin, his car collided with semi truck.

Daubenspeck, 36, is at University Hospital in Madison with a severe brain injury, and is on a ventilator, a report said. He and his wife Peggy have a 1-year old son, and are expecting a second child.

Daubenspeck was a seventh-round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1992 NHL Draft, but he never played in an NHL game. He spent four years for the Badgers, going 55-55-8 with a 3.79 goals against average. He then embarked on a nine-year minor league career, mainly in the ECHL and AHL. He spent the bulk of his time with South Carolina of the ECHL.

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