Wrongful Death Lawsuit By Derek Boogaard's Parents DismissedDerek Boogaard was a feared enforcer with the New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild. He died of an accidental overdose of pain medications and alcohol in 2011.
Father: Derek Boogaard No Friend Of Drug SupplierThe father of a former Minnesota Wild 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.
NHL Enforcers, And Fights, Are Slowly VanishingThe 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.
2 Arrested In Derek Boogaard's Overdose DeathThree 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.
Boogaard Family Sues NHL For Son's Death The family of the late Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL.
Report: Team Doctors Supplied Boogaard With Prescription DrugsA new report from the New York Times claims former Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard was supplied with dozens of prescription drugs from team doctors.
Good Question: Why Do We Like Violence In Sports?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.
Report: Rangers Brawler Boogaard Had Brain Ailment 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.
Wild Plan Boogaard Tribute Before Nov. 27 Game The Minnesota Wild have planned a special pregame tribute to the late Derek Boogaard.
Boogaard's Brother Pleads Guilty To Remaining ChargeThe brother of the late Derek Boogaard has pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor interference with the scene of the former Minnesota Wild player's death.
Felony Charge Dismissed Against Boogaard's BrotherA 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.
Boogaard's Family Speaks Out After Charges FiledThe 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.