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.
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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