Derek Boogaard, dubbed the “Boogie Man” during his days policing the ice at Xcel Energy Center in a Wild uniform, was found dead Friday in his Minneapolis apartment by members of his family.
The New York Rangers enforcer was 28.
“Derek was an extremely kind and caring individual,” Rangers General Manager Glen Sather said in a statement. “He was a very thoughtful person, who will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.”
Boogaard is survived by his mother, Joanne, and father, Len, his younger brothers Aaron and Ryan and younger sister, Krysten.
Boogaard, a fan favorite in Minnesota, had 54 NHL fights and amassed 544 penalty minutes in five seasons with the Wild.
Here's a good HL vid of some fights. He starts dropping people at the 4:12 mark.... I don't watch hockey.... just the fights
oh yeah, here's the aricle from our local news