|Born||May 16, 1984
Coleman, AB, CAN
|Died||August 13, 2011 (aged 27)
Crowsnest Pass, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||Vancouver Canucks|
He was a very tough player and used to play for the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL), who were the Canucks partner in the AHL. Rypien played four seasons with the Regina Pats, a junior team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) before going to the Moose in 2005. The following season he started playing for the Canucks. He has been injured a lot in the NHL and has missed many games because of that.
He signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Winnipeg Jets but he died before training camp. His body was found in his home on August 15, 2011 by police. His death was later confirmed to be a suicide
Career statistics [change]
|2001–02||Crowsnest Pass Timberwolves||AJHL||57||12||10||22||143||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Hundreds attend funeral for NHLer Rick Rypien". The Globe and Mail. 2011-08-20. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/hundreds-attend-funeral-for-nhler-rick-rypien/article2136233/. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
Other websites [change]
- Rick Rypien's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Rick Rypien's NHL player profile
- Rick Rypien's biography at Legends of Hockey