Yesterday family members found New York Rangers forward Derek Boogaard dead inside his apartment in Minneapolis. He was only 28 years old.
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Boogaard played in 277 NHL games between the Rangers and Minnesota Wild. He last played on December 9th, and missed the rest of his first season in New York with a concussion he suffered after a fight with Ottawa's Matt Carkner.
Known as "The Boogey Man" for being one of the league's toughest fighters, Boogaard dropped the gloves 61 times during his six-year NHL career. He also scored 3 goals and added 13 assists.