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Aaron and Krysten Boogaard walk to the podium (Credit: AP)

Aaron and Krysten Boogaard walk to the podium to address Minnesota Wild hockey fans during a memorial at Xcel Arena in St. Paul, Minn., for their brother, New York Rangers and former Minnesota Wild NHL hockey player Derek Boogaard who died Friday in Minneapolis. (May 15, 2011)

Derek Boogaard memorial

Derek Boogaard's relatives and fans shed tears Sunday as they remembered the former NHL tough guy as a "teddy bear" who was as generous and kind as he was burly and tough, a somber end to a weekend during which his distraught family agreed to donate his brain to medical researchers.

Aaron Boogaard, left, breaks down while speaking about
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Aaron Boogaard, left, breaks down while speaking about his brother Derek Boogaard during a public memorial service at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., for Derek who was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment Friday. Boogaard's sister Krysten is at right and father Len hugs Aaron. (May 15, 2011)

Derek Boogaard's brother Aaron Boorgaard hugs their father,
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Derek Boogaard's brother Aaron Boorgaard hugs their father, Len, after speaking about his brother at a memorial service at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Derek Boogaard, a New York Ranger and a former Minnesota Wild player, was found dead in his home Friday, five months after a season-ending concussion. At left is a photo of Boogaard as a member of the Wild. (May 15, 2011)

Derek Boogaard's sister Krysten Boogaard tearfully hugs their
(Credit: AP)

Derek Boogaard's sister Krysten Boogaard tearfully hugs their father, Len, after speaking about her brother at a memorial service at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Derek Boogaard, a New York Ranger and a former Minnesota Wild player, was found dead in his home Friday, five months after a season-ending concussion. At left is a photo of Boogaard as a member of the Wild. (May 15, 2011)

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Aaron and Krysten Boogaard walk to the podium
(Credit: AP)

Aaron and Krysten Boogaard walk to the podium to address Minnesota Wild hockey fans during a memorial at Xcel Arena in St. Paul, Minn., for their brother, New York Rangers and former Minnesota Wild NHL hockey player Derek Boogaard who died Friday in Minneapolis. (May 15, 2011)

Minnesota Wild hockey fans gathered during a memorial
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Minnesota Wild hockey fans gathered during a memorial at Xcel Arena in St. Paul, Minn., for New York Rangers and former Minnesota Wild NHL hockey player Derek Boogaard who died Friday in Minneapolis. (May 15, 2011)

Michelle Mahowald, of St. Paul, Minn., covers her
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Michelle Mahowald, of St. Paul, Minn., covers her face as she cries during a memorial for New York Rangers' Derek Boogaard at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Her friend Juli Drain, left, comforts her. Boogaard, a former Minnesota Wild player, was found dead in his home Friday, five months after a season-ending concussion. (May 15, 2011)

Derek Boogaard's brother Ryan speaks about his brother
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Derek Boogaard's brother Ryan speaks about his brother while standing with his family, including dad Len, in red, and sister Krysten Boogaard during a public memorial service at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. At the left is a picture of Derek playing hockey as a NHL Minnesota Wild player. Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment Friday. (May 15, 2011)

Hockey fan Mike Burgoyne carries a sign in
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Hockey fan Mike Burgoyne carries a sign in memory of New York Rangers and former Minnesota Wild NHL hockey player Derek Boogaard during a memorial at Xcel Arena in St. Paul, Minn. Boogaard died Friday in Minneapolis. (May 15, 2011)

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Linda Palmer, left, hugs Michelle Mahowald during a
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Linda Palmer, left, hugs Michelle Mahowald during a public memorial service for NHL hockey player Derek Booraard at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment Friday. Palmer named her cat "Boogie" after Derek. (May 15, 2011)

Michelle Mahowald, of St. Paul, Minn., covers her
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Michelle Mahowald, of St. Paul, Minn., covers her face as she cries during a memorial for New York Rangers' Derek Boogaard at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Her friend Juli Drain, left, comforts her. Boogaard, a former Minnesota Wild player, was found dead in his home Friday, five months after a season-ending concussion. (May 15, 2011)

Len Boogaard and daughter Krysten listen as son
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Len Boogaard and daughter Krysten listen as son and brother Ryan speak during a memorial at Xcel Arena in St. Paul, Minn., for son and brother, New York Rangers and former Minnesota Wild NHL hockey player Derek Boogaard who died Friday in Minneapolis. (May 15, 2011)

Joanne Boogaard, right, consoles daughter Krysten during a
(Credit: AP)

Joanne Boogaard, right, consoles daughter Krysten during a memorial at Xcel Arena in St. Paul, Minn., for their son and brother, New York Rangers' Derek Boogaard, who died Friday in Minneapolis. At left is Boogaard's brother Ryan. Boogaard, a former Minnesota Wild player, was found dead five months after a season-ending concussion. (May 15, 2011)

Derek Boogaard's sister Krysten Boogaard tearfully hugs their
(Credit: AP)

Derek Boogaard's sister Krysten Boogaard tearfully hugs their father, Len, after speaking about her brother at a memorial service at the Xcel Energy Center on in St. Paul, Minn. Derek Boogaard, a New York Ranger and a former Minnesota Wild player, was found dead in his home Friday, five months after a season-ending concussion. At left is a photo of Boogaard as a member of the Wild. (May 15, 2011)

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