New York, May 13, 2011 – The New York Rangers are very saddened to announce the passing of Derek Boogaard.
“Derek was an extremely kind and caring individual,” said New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather. “He was a very thoughtful person, who will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.”
Wow concussion related death I'm assuming, makes you realize just how fragile life really is expeciay being someone that plays a bunch of contact sports like myself. As much as this fan base was up and down on this guy this is heartbreaking news and certainly not the way I would have wanted this guy to leave the team. RIP BOOGY
Wow...I can remember earlier in the season my buddy and I joking about being "Booguardians", and even though neither of us cared much for him as a player, we both agreed that he seemed like a pretty decent guy.