Derek Boogaard’s Father Says Ranger, Who Died In 2011, Was Not Friends With Drug Supplier

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The father of a New York Rangers player who died in 2011 of an accidental overdose says his son was no friend of the ex-minor league player who sold him Percocet.

Len Boogaard wrote in a letter to a judge that his son, Derek Boogaard, was upset that Jordan Hart was charging him up to $60 a pill.

Derek Boogaard, who was 28 when he died, also played for the Minnesota Wild.

Hart has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge and faces sentencing Thursday. Federal sentencing guidelines call for Hart to face up to six months in jail.

Lawyers for the 33-year-old Huntington resident say he became friends with Derek Boogaard after meeting him in September 2010, when they were addicted to painkillers from hockey injuries.

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