It is fun being a hockey blogger, but not when news like this occurs. I still cannot grasp the fact that someone the same age as me has died.
At the age of 28, former Minnesota Wild‘ Derek Boogaard was found dead in his apartment, he was found by his family members. Associated Press reports that the The Hennepin County Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy Saturday and won’t release results for at least two weeks.
Here is a statement from Gary Bettman:
NEW YORK (May 14, 2011) — Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League, today released the following statement regarding the passing of New York Rangers forward Derek Boogaard:
“The news that we have lost someone so young and so strong leaves everyone in the National Hockey League stunned and saddened. The NHL family sends its deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Derek Boogaard, to those who played and worked with him and to everyone who enjoyed watching him compete.”