Derek Boogaard

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Birthday
23, 1982
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
May 13, 2011 (28)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1982
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
May 13, 2011 (28)

About

NHL left winger who played for the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers before tragically dying at the age of 28 after an accidental drug and alcohol overdose.

Before Fame

He played junior hockey for the WHL's Regina Pats, Prince George Cougars and Medicine Hat Tigers from 1999 to 2003.

Trivia

He had a reputation as a fighter on the ice. Across his 277-game NHL career, he tallied 589 penalty minutes and recorded just 16 points.

Family Life

He was born to Joanne and Len Boogaard and raised with two brothers, Ryan and Aaron, and a sister, Krysten.

Associated With

He was teammates with Mikko Koivu on the Wild.