Trent McCleary (born September 8, 1972 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League.
McCleary's career was tragically cut short after a freak incident during a home game on January 29, 2000, in which he was accidentally struck in the throat by a flying puck shot by Philadelphia Flyers Chris Therien after McCleary attempted to block the shot. The injury caused his throat to immediately collapse making it difficult to breathe. Several surgeries were required before he could regain his speech. He now has a 15arrower air passage due to a partially paralyzed left vocal cord and scar tissue on cricord cartilage in his throat.