Derek Boogaard - A Boy Learns to Brawl - NYTimes.com

Derek Boogaard: A Boy Learns to Brawl

Over six months, The Times examined the life and death of the hockey player Derek Boogaard. The first article of a three-part series revisits his childhood and his progression from boy to brawler.

I hope all those enforcers we know and love and sometimes love to hate are taking good care of themselves and their brains.  In Hockey Enforcer’s Descent, Easy Access to Prescriptions - NYTimes.com

In Hockey Enforcer’s Descent, Easy Access to Prescriptions

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.

Punched Out, The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer, by John Branch

Derek Boogaard: A Boy Learns to Brawl

Over six months, The Times examined the life and death of the hockey player Derek Boogaard. The first article of a three-part series revisits his childhood and his progression from boy to brawler.

Derek Boogaard vs. Georges Laraque 11/14/06

Derek Boogaard vs. Georges Laraque 11/14/06

Derek Boogaard (1982 - 2011) 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.

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)

Boy on Ice : The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard (Reprint) (Paperback) (John Branch)

Derek Boogaard: A Brain ‘Going Bad’

Derek Boogaard: A Brain ‘Going Bad’

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 - The Globe and Mail

Boy on Ice powerfully explores the tragic life of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard

Boy on Ice The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch: Chronicles the events leading up to the tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard.

Derek Boogaard was one of the N.H.L.’s most feared fighters before overdosing on May 13, 2011. The New York Times examined the life and death of the professional hockey player in 2011.

Punched Out: The Death of Derek Boogaard

Derek Boogaard was one of the N.’s most feared fighters before overdosing on May The New York Times examined the life and death of the professional hockey player in

Boy On Ice: The Life & Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch

Encore -- Boy on ice : the life and death of Derek Boogaard / John Branch.

Derek Boogaard Minnesota Wild home Reebok jersey | Hockeyauthentic.com

Derek Boogaard Minnesota Wild home Reebok jersey

Derek Boogaard Minnesota Wild home Reebok jersey | Hockeyauthentic.com

n a six-month stretch from October 2008 to April 2009, while playing 51 games, Boogaard received at least 25 prescriptions for the painkillers hydrocodone or oxycodone, a total of 622 pills, from 10 doctors — eight team doctors of the Wild, an oral surgeon in Minneapolis and a doctor for another NHL team.

From hydrocodone to oxycodone to Xanax and Ambien, his problems ran deeper than most knew.

Wrongful death lawsuit from Derek Boogaard's parents dismissed

How's That Canadian Drug Thing Working Out?

Derek Boogaard's death shows how easily patients can get addictive pain pills

His death exposed a drug-abuse crisis "self-inflicted" by doctors.

Boy on Ice : The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard (Reprint) (Paperback) (John Branch)

Boy on Ice : The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard (Reprint) (Paperback) (John Branch)

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