Derek Boogard Found Dead, The Cause is Not Known
Derek Boogaard, 28, a New York Rangers enforcer was found dead Friday in his home in Minneapolis. This sad news was announced by his team on Friday night, but they do not explain the cause of his death.
Boogaard was found dead at his home by members of his family at 6:10 local time, Friday, The Star Tribune in Minneapolis who first reported this. His body was later taken to The Hennepin County Medical Examiner hospital for an autopsy, Saturday. But the results will not being release for at least two weeks, the hospital spokesperson Carol Allis said.
Allis also says that authorities need to have time for the results of laboratory investigations for any cases where there are no obvious signs of trauma.
Boogaard started his career in NHL with Minnesota, appeared in 255 games with the Wild from 2005 to 2010. He had 3 goals and 13 assists and 589 penalty minutes, in 277 regular season games with Minnesota and the Rangers. With the Rangers, he signed a contract worth $ 6,500,000 for 4-years on July and appeared in 22 games last season.
With 265 pounds, 6 feet 7in, Derek Boogaard is one of the most feared fighters in the league. He did not play in the playoffs because of shoulder injury and a concussion, also missed the regular season that leaves 52 games.
Derek Boogaard is survived by father, Len; mother, Joanne; sister Krysten; also brothers Aaron and Ryan.