Family of late hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard sues NHL

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- The family of the late NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard is suing the league, blaming it for his brain damage, The New York Times reported Sunday.
Boogaard had brain disease before death

Boogaard had brain disease before death

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- NHL "enforcer" Derek Boogaard had an advanced case of brain disease before his death from a drug overdose this year, The New York Times reported Monday.

Brother charged in Boogaard's OD death

MINNEAPOLIS, July 23 (UPI) -- Minnesota authorities have charged the brother of the late NHL forward Derek Boogaard with supplying the player with drugs before his overdose death.

Boogaard's death ruled accidental

MINNEAPOLIS, May 20 (UPI) -- The Hennepin County (Minn.) Medical Examiner ruled Friday the death of NHL player Derek Boogaard was caused by a mix of alcohol and the pain killer oxycodone.

Boogaard death not foul play

MINNEAPOLIS, May 14 (UPI) -- Foul play has been ruled out as the cause of death of New York Rangers forward Derek Boogaard, Minneapolis authorities said Saturday.
Rangers winger Derek Boogaard found dead

Rangers winger Derek Boogaard found dead

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- The New York Rangers announced Friday that winger and enforcer Derek Boogaard, who played 22 games with the team last season, has died. He was 28.

Wild's Boogaard draws 2-game suspension

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 6 (UPI) -- Minnesota Wild forward Derek Boogaard has drawn a two-game suspension for a kneeing incident in Edmonton, league officials said Saturday.
Derek Boogaard
New York Rangers Brian Boyle (22), Brandon Prust (8) and Derek Boogaard (94) sit on the bench in the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 15, 2010. UPI /John Angelillo

Derek Boogaard (June 23, 1982 – May 13, 2011) was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played for the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Known primarily as a fighter and enforcer, he was nicknamed the "Boogeyman" and "The Mountie". A 2007 survey of NHL players showed that Boogaard was the second most intimidating player in the NHL, behind the now retired Georges Laraque then of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Boogaard played Major Junior Hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the Regina Pats, Prince George Cougars and Medicine Hat Tigers. After recording 9 points and 245 penalty minutes with the Cougars in 2000–01, he was drafted in the 7th round, 202nd overall, by the Minnesota Wild in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Midway through the 2002–03 season, he turned pro and joined the Louisiana IceGators of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). He then spent two seasons with the Houston Aeros before earning a roster spot with the Wild in 2005–06.

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