On May Derek Boogaard died from an accidental overdose of painkillers while consuming alcohol. Over three years later, law enforcement officers arrested two men they believe provided Boogaard with those narcotics illegally.
Derek Boogaard - Boogaard was a former professional NHL hockey player, who played for the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers. In 2007 Boogaard was named the second most intimidating player in the NHL, behind Georges Laraque.
Boy on Ice : The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard (Reprint) (Paperback) (John Branch)
Over six months, The Times examined the life and death of Derek Boogaard. The last article of a three-part series details his decline, and the determination that he had a brain condition believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.
Boy on Ice powerfully explores the tragic life of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard