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NHL Player Derek Boogaard Found Dead


Wild family members were surprised on Friday night to learn that Derek Boogaard, he was nicknamed "Boogey Man" during his days policing the ice at the Xcel Energy Center on Friday was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment by members of his family.

enforcement of The New York Rangers' and one of the most popular players in the history of the Wild is 28.

Boogaard's cause of death is unknown, but he was found at 6:10 pm CDT. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed an autopsy will be conducted Saturday.

"I do not know how to describe it," said goaltender Niklas Backstrom, who was sitting 6 feet from Boogaard in the Wild locker room for four years. "It's really difficult Unreal men. Great friend and an awesome team only. Stuffed bears a very big .. Outside the arena, he would not bad for anyone.

"If you do not know him, if you only know him by what he was doing on the ice, you do not know how great her smile every day .. In the arena, I think he was not angry at anyone ever. I just want to send my condolence Boogey to the family's. "

Boogaard, who is from Regina, Saskatchewan, has spent the past week in Los Angeles with his brother, Aaron, a minor league hockey player and former Wild selecting concepts. In a text message to the Star Tribune on Thursday, Boogaard said he recently met with a public relations firm and plans to start a Twitter account.

He was eager to return to Minnesota, where he will join the other Friday by his brother, Ryan, a Royal Canadian Mountie in Saskatchewan.

Boogaard also survived by his mother, Joanne, father, Len, and younger sister, Krysten, who just completed his final season as a basketball player at the University of Kansas.

"Derek is a very kind and caring individual," Rangers general manager Glen Sather said in a statement. "He was a very wise man, which will be costly missed by all who knew We extend our deepest sympathy to family, friends and teammates during this difficult time .."

The news was stunning. Hockey world renewed outpouring of condolences on Twitter, everyone from Bobby Ryan and Scottie Upshall to Wes Walz and Jeremy Roenick to employees Wild sad and even Brad May, against whom Boogaard has one of the more famous fights during 2007 playoffs.

This shows how tight the community does not care about the role of hockey players.

"He's only indigenous people," said the former Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster, who is now playing in Edmonton. "He likes to have fun and always come to the arena to have a good time we had. Once respect for him. He is a man who treated his teammates, taking care of his friends and made sure everyone was looked after.

"That's why everyone looked at him."

The, stubborn large-bodied 6-8 whiz with a greater sense of humor is planning to spend the summer in Minneapolis after the season was first tried in New York.

Boogaard, who signed a four-year $ 6,500,000 contract with the Rangers last July after five seasons with the Wild, limited to 22 games in New York due to a serious concussion. In March, Boogaard talked about how he never had any experience like that. He almost could not leave West Side apartment for weeks and had to wear sunglasses outdoors because he was annoyed by the sun.

He took solace in walking around Central Park. In a text message to the Star Tribune last month, Boogaard said: "I do not want to have my year for my first year, I was disappointed many people, so I had to work (ass) I of this summer .. so I can go back to what I do in Minny, you know? "

In a statement, Wild said: "Derek is a fan favorite during five seasons with the Wild and will really miss here in Minnesota and the entire NHL thoughts and our prayers go to the Boogaard family during the tragic time of loss.."

Backstrom, who used to verbally joust with Boogaard when they poke fun of each other, was devastated by the news.

"He came into the arena is always very happy," said Backstrom. "He enjoys the game, he enjoyed life. Even on the ice, he is such a difficult role I see people, and I do not know how they do it .. But every day, he did so, and if he was not the best, he
is one of the best. "

In 255 games with the Wild, Boogaard has been fighting and collecting 54 544 penalty minutes.

On 9 November 2010, Boogaard scored his first goal since January 7, 2006 - or 1768 days - to end the longest goal drought in NHL history in a loss to Washington. In a text to the Star Tribune, Boogaard wrote, "I finally got drilled into my head, I should shoot more like (Brian) Rolston!"

Boogaard is very close to the former Wild forward Marian Gaborik and the Wild defenseman Brent Burns flows. By Burns, Boogaard become supporters Defending the Blue Line Foundation.

While with the Rangers, he created "Booguardians Boogaard," the hosting members of the military and their families in all Rangers home games.





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