Derek Boogaard facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDerek Boogaard
Boogaard in 2009
June 23, 1982|
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
|Died||May 13, 2011
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
|Height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Weight||265 lb (120 kg; 18 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||202nd overall, 2001
Derek Boogaard (June 23, 1982 – May 13, 2011) was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He played for 6 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers. He was known for being an enforcer and for his physical play, this gained him the nicknames, "Boogeyman" and "The Mountie".
He was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment on May 13, 2011. He was only 28 years old.
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