The Derek Boogaard Case;Death Ruled Accidental

Just 2 weeks ago, Derek Boogaard was an active player on the New York Rangers roster, alive and well. Today, we get a ruling on the nature of his death: it was an accident. It seems that his death was caused by a toxic mix of alcohol and the addictive painkiller

Derek Boogaard's Death Was Accidental, Evidence Shows

oxycodone. However, it is still unclear when the 28-year-old hockey player died. He was found in his Minneapolis apartment on May 13. Obviously, his death is a tragedy and we should mourn for him. I’m sure there will be a funeral proceeding for him. “He was out for the last 52 games of the regular season because of his injuries and did not play in the playoffs. He didn’t skate again until about three months after the concussion” (Courtesy ESPN.com). “The Bogeyman” was drafted by Minnesota in 2001 in the 7th round, 202st overall. He wasn’t much of a big scorer, but he did help his team greatly by backing them up in fights and intimidating the other team.  In six career NHL seasons, he racked up 589 penalty minutes. RIP Derek Boogaard

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