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Off Script: Eddie Olczyk opens up about his battle with colon cancer

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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, former Chicago Blackhawks player Eddie Olczyk speaks during the NHL hockey team’s convention in Chicago. Now more than 24 months since being declared cancer free, Olczyk is the NHL’s 2019 Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador and released a book to tell his story. He beat cancer but wants to help others dealing with (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)


NHL on NBC analyst and 2019 NHL Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador Eddie Olczyk discusses his career and fight with colon cancer in an interview with Kathryn Tappen in a 30-minute special.

Olczyk was named the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador earlier this month and November marks Hockey Fights Cancer Month throughout the league.

Olczyk was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in Aug. 2017 and after a long journey was deemed cancer-free seven months later. Since beating cancer, he has been dedicated to be an advocate for those fighting the disease and their families.

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