Today has been a sad sad day in Minnesota sports. Former Minnesota Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard, 28, was found dead in his Minneapolis appartment.
According to the Star Tribune, Boogaard was found by members of his family. The cause of his death is unknown.
Boogaard played for the Minnesota Wild for five seasons (2005-2010) and in the off-season signed a new deal with the New York Rangers. Boogaard did not put the puck in the net often accounting for only three goals and eleven assists, but was known as a big enforcer in the NHL.
Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather said, “Derek was an extremely kind and caring individual.” he continued, “We extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and teammates during this difficult time.”