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Derek Boogaard

Born: 1982-06-23 - Died: 2011-05-13
Cause of Death:
Mixing of alcohol and oxycodone


Death Summary: On May 13, 2011, Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment by his two brothers. An autopsy was performed and concluded that Boogaard's death was accidental, due to a lethal mixing of alcohol and oxycodone.

His family agreed to donate his brain to the Sports Legacy Institue. The Institue, along with Boston University Medical School, for testing.

The researchers at Boston University examined Boogaard's brain said he had a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma.

Who was Derek Boogaard : Boogaard was a former professional NHL hockey player, who played for the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers. In 2007 Boogaard was named the second most intimidating player in the NHL, behind Georges Laraque.
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6 Signatures in Derek Boogaard's guestbook

  1. lamish Says:

    may yhuur soul R.I.P :]

  2. Velma Bruchmiller Says:

    R.I.P. May God be with his family always forever.

  3. Irina Says:

    im so sorry

  4. Heru Says:

    Dryden does a great job in lanyig it all out there. If I can get political for a second, in some ways its like the debate over global warming. There are certain things that just make sense to work towards correcting before science 100% confirms things. Even if by some fluke CTE has no relation to hockey, we still have a safer league. Sitting idly by solves nothing.

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