SEE ALSO: Derek Boogaard concussion: Did season-ending injury play a role in enforcer's untimely death?A new study published by the Minneapolis-based American Academy of Neurology finds that NFL players are at a higher risk of death from brain damage. That'll come as little surprise to those who hav ... More >>
Derek Boogaard, the former Wild player whose death made him a poster boy for anti-enforcer sentiment, received more than 100 prescriptions for various pills from NHL team doctors in the years before his death.
That's perhaps the most alarming finding in a New York Times report out today that gives ... More >>
Derek Boogaard's death from a drug and alcohol overdose combined with a rash of concussions has raised questions about what level of hitting should be acceptable in NHL hockey.Now, similar questions are being asked about youth hockey following a paralyzing hit during a local high school game last ... More >>
The results are in from tests on Derek Boogaard's brain.After former Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard was found dead in his apartment this past spring, many wondered if a season-ending concussion had anything to do with his untimely death. A toxicology report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner ... More >>
Cal Clutterbuck took two big swings and nailed... the wrong guy.Minnesota Wild winger Cal Clutterbuck is known for a few things. First, there's that great name of his.Clutterbuck's also one of the most prolific hitmen in the NHL: A couple years back, while playing for the Wild, Clutterbuck set th ... More >>
This morning, a judge ruled that when Aaron Boogaard, the brother of Derek Boogaard, handed his brother the pills that ultimately contributed to the hockey star's death, he was not committing a felony.
"The victim . . . acted alone in acquiring the drugs: he purchased them, from an unknown thir ... More >>
Boogaard appears in court today on charges he gave Derek drugs.Aaron Boogard will appear in court this morning to face charges that he gave out one of the Oxycodone pills that killed his brother Derek and flushed other pills down a toilet after Derek died. Boogaard, 24, is charged with third-degr ... More >>
Boogaard is facing two charges stemming from his brother's death.Aaron Boogaard, the younger brother of beloved Minnesota Wild tough guy Derek Boogaard, has been charged for selling the drugs that are blamed for Derek's death.Boogaard, 24, is charged with the a third-degree controlled substance c ... More >>
Aaron Boogaard is also being looked at by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman held a press conference this afternoon to announce that his office has charged Aaron Boogaard with two crimes related to the overdose death of Derek Boogaard, a former Wild enforce ... More >>
Aaron Boogaard posed for this picture with the Penguins. Now he's posing for a mugshot.Aaron Boogaard, the 24-year-old brother of former Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard, turned himself in to police on Wednesday to face potential felony narcotics charges in connection with Derek's overdose death on M ... More >>
The cause of Derek Boogaard's death has just been released.
The enforcer for the Minnesota Wild who had signed with the New York Rangers died due to a "mixed alcohol and oxycodone toxicity," according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. The death was ruled accidental.
As Wild fans continue to mourn the untimely death of Derek Boogaard on Friday at the age of 28, let us pause for a moment to remember the Boogeyman when he was at his proudest.The date: April 17, 2007. The opponents: The Anaheim Mighty Ducks.After the Duck's Brad May sucker-punched Wild Defensema ... More >>
Even in death, Derek Boogaard will help protect other hockey players.The family of fallen hockey player Derek Boogaard's family has generously agreed to donate his brain to the Sports Legacy Institute for its study of concussion research in athletes who play contact sports.The decision isn't mean ... More >>
In the wake of Derek Boogaard's tragic death Friday at the age of 28, word emerged today that he had sought treatment for substance addiction at least twice in the past.The New York Post reported that Boogaard had been receiving counseling from the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse & Behavioral Healt ... More >>
RIP Derek BoogaardDerek Boogaard, the popular Wild enforcer who had signed with the New York Rangers, was found dead in his apartment Friday at the age of 28.Boogaard was found unresponsive by his brothers Ryan and Aaron at around 6 p.m. in his condo at 415 1st Street North in Minneapolis. It cou ... More >>
It may take weeks to determine the cause of Derek Boogaard's death at the age of 28, but some are already questioning whether the season-ending concussion he suffered in a December 9, 2010 fight with Matt Carkner of the Ottawa Senators may have played a role.In the 70th fight of his career, Booga ... More >>
Nick VlcekWe won't have the Boogeyman to kick around opponents anymoreThe Boogeyman is leaving the building.Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard has reportedly signed a four-year deal with the New York Rangers at $1.65 million a year, leaving all Minnesotans feeling just a little more vulnerable.Boogaard ... More >>
Nick Vlcek for City PagesThe business end of the seventh best fight in the NHL: Derek "The Boogeyman" BoogaardIt's no secret that we're big fans of The Boogeyman.Now Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard can add another laurel to his brutal resume: his beatdown of D.J. King was named by Puck Daddy as the ... More >>