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Derek Boogaard

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Boogaard’s Brain Donated For Research; Memorial Held

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.


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Boogaard Fans Plan Public Memorial Sunday At Xcel

Wild fans are gathering at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday night to honor enforcer and fan favorite, Derek Boogaard.


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Fans React To Boogaard’s Death

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.


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Foul Play Not Suspected In Boogaard’s Death

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.


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Fmr. Wild Player Boogaard Found Dead In Mpls. Apt.

Former Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard was found dead in Minneapolis Friday night.