The family of an NHL player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
A year has passed since Derek Boogaard’s tragic death. The hockey world hopes that through his loss that more can be learned about concussion to prevent future tragedies.
When Gary Bettman took over the NHL in 1993 after working under David Stern in the NBA, he painted a picture of a faster, newer style of game that would appeal to the U.S. market. What he didn’t count on was the problems it would cause for his players.
The New York Times reported that if Derek Boogaard had lived, he would have likely slipped “into middle-age dementia.”
After a heartbreaking end to last season and lessons already learned on the road, the new-look Rangers are ready for their home opener at the renovated MSG.
A Minnesota judge has dismissed a felony charge against the brother of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard in the player’s overdose death earlier this year.
The family of former Rangers left winger Derek Boogaard is enduring another round of heartache. Derek’s brother was charged Friday with providing the prescription drug that contributed to the NHL player’s overdose death in May.
The Rangers said Wednesday that two 8-year old boys from New York, who have family members in the military, will attend the weeklong Rangers Summer Youth Hockey Camp this month at the MSG Training Center. They’ll give two scholarships annually to honor deceased forward Derek Boogarad.
Family, friends and hockey players filed into a chapel in Canada to remember New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard.
A medical examiner in Minnesota has ruled the death of Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was an accident, due to mixing alcohol and oxycodone.
The family of Derek Boogaard, the Rangers forward who died last week in Minnesota, is asking for donations to be made to Defending the Blue Line in his memory, in lieu of flowers.
Family, friends and fans of Derek Boogaard sobbed Sunday as they fondly remembered the 28-year-old on a somber end to a weekend during which his distraught family agreed to donate his brain to medical researchers.
Derek Boogaard’s family has donated his brain to researchers who will check for damage that might have resulted from his career as an NHL enforcer.
Minnesota Wild fans are gathering at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday night to honor enforcer and fan favorite Derek Boogaard.
It may be weeks before authorities know exactly how and why New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard died.
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