Father: Dead ex-NY Rangers player no friend of drug supplier
NEW YORK (AP) The father of a New York Rangers player who died in 2011 of an accidental overdose says his son was no friend of the ex-minor league player who sold him Percocet.
Len Boogaard wrote in a letter to a judge that his son, Derek Boogaard, was upset that Jordan Hart was charging him up to $60 a pill.
Derek Boogaard also played for the Minnesota Wild.
Hart has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge and faces sentencing Thursday. Federal sentencing guidelines call for Hart to face up to six months in jail.
Lawyers for the 33-year-old Huntington resident say he became friends with Derek Boogaard after meeting him in September 2010, when were addicted to painkillers from hockey injuries.