Derek Boogaard

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Derek Boogaard
Boogaard in conversation cropped.jpg
Born June 23, 1982 (1982-06-23) (age 32)
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Died May 13, 2011(2011-05-13) (aged 28)
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 265 lb (120 kg; 18 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 202nd overall, 2001
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2005–2011

Derek Boogaard (June 23, 1982 – May 13, 2011)[1] was a NHL ice hockey left winger that played for 6 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers. He was known for being an enforcer and for his physical play, this gained him the nicknames, "Boogeyman" and "The Mountie".

He was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment on May 13, 2011. He was only 28 years old[2].

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