NHL enforcers slowly vanishing
out longer suspensions for cheap shots and illegal hits. And three years ago, three enforcers were found dead: Derek Boogaard , once named in a Sports Illustrated players poll as the NHL's toughest fighter, Wade Belak and Rick Rypien.
Ex-minor leaguer faces drug charges related to Boogaard death
hockey player has been arrested on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild who died of an accidental overdose. Jordan Hart was arrested Tuesday
Tuesday's Sports In Brief
prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard before Boogaard died in 2011 of an accidental overdose. Jordan ..... guilty in New York. Known as ''The Boogeyman,'' Boogaard was one of the NHL's most feared fighters. The
Ballard back for Wild, OK with being cautious after concussion
horror stories. Former Wild forward Derek Boogaard 's accidental drug and alcohol ..... repeated blows to the head. Like Boogaard , fellow enforcers Rick Rypien ..... aftermath. Researchers discovered Boogaard chronic traumatic encephalopathy