NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A former minor league hockey player has been arrested on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild who died of an accidental overdose.
Jordan Hart was arrested Tuesday on charges in a federal indictment unsealed in New York.
Also arrested was a physician’s assistant, Oscar Johnson. His Utah-based employer provided medical services to hockey players.
Hart was to appear in federal court in Manhattan. Johnson was to appear in federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was not immediately clear who would represent them.
As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, Johnson is charged with illegally prescribing the addictive drugs; Hart is charged with selling the pills for cash.