The NHL has seen a dramatic decline in fighting over the past several years. The website Hockeyfights.com says there were 143 fights through the first 408 games of the NHL season, which projects to 431 fights overall.
Three years after the death of former Wild tough guy Derek Boogaard, two men are facing charges for allegedly providing him with the drugs that killed him. Boogaard was found dead in May of 2011 inside his brother’s Minneapolis apartment. The medical examiner ruled his death an accidental overdose of prescription pain pills and alcohol.
The family of the late Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL.
A new report from the New York Times claims former Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard was supplied with dozens of prescription drugs from team doctors.
The New York Times has been writing about Derek Boogaard’s role as a fighter on the ice and how it affected him. It got us wondering about big fights and hits on the ice and on the field.
Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain ailment related to Alzheimer’s disease that is caused by repeated blows to the head, the New York Times reported.
The Minnesota Wild have planned a special pregame tribute to the late Derek Boogaard.
The brother of the late Derek Boogaard has pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor interference with the scene of the former Minnesota Wild player’s death.
A Minnesota judge threw out a felony charge against the brother of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard on Thursday, saying the facts didn’t support the accusation in the player’s overdose death earlier this year.
The family of Aaron Boogard have been quiet since he was charged in the death of his brother Derek, but on Tuesday, they released a statement.
The brother of NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard has made his first court appearance on charges stemming from his brother’s overdose death last May.
Aaron Boogaard, 24, was charged with felony third-degree sale of a controlled substance and interference with the scene of a death .
Two months after former Minnesota Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment, police have arrested his brother on suspicion of drug possession, according to Hennepin County Jail records.
The Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of former Minnesota Wild forward Derek Boogaard as accidental, saying he died from a mix of alcohol and oxycodone toxicity.
Revenue at the University of Minnesota, the Vikings’ stadium movement and a local connection to Wall Street are all a part of this week’s News and Notes from Mike Max.
The family of Derek Boogaard, the New York 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.
It was an emotional night at the Xcel Energy Center, but the focus wasn’t on the ice. Hundreds of fans attended a memorial service for former Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard.
Relatives and fans of Derek Boogaard shed tears Sunday as they remembered the former NHL tough guy as a “teddy bear” who was as generous and kind as he was burly and tough, a somber end to a weekend during which his distraught family agreed to donate his brain to medical researchers.
Wild fans are gathering at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday night to honor enforcer and fan favorite, Derek Boogaard.
At the Minnesota Made Hockey Rink in Edina, a youth tournament may have kept everyone’s focus on the ice, but the conversation centered around Derek Boogaard.
Police Sgt. Bill Palmer said authorities received a call just after 6 p.m. Friday of a male unconscious and not breathing in the 400 block of 1st St. N, Boogaard’s apartment.
Former Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard was found dead in Minneapolis Friday night.