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Derek Boogaard

The Rangers announced in a statement that forward

The Rangers announced in a statement that forward Derek Boogaard has died. The team did not provide any details about how the 28-year-old died. Photo Credit: New York Rangers

Derek Boogaard, a renowned NHL enforcer, signed a four-year contract with the Rangers in July 2010 after playing five seasons with the Minnesota Wild. He was found dead in Minneapolis on May 13, 2011.

The Rangers announced in a statement that forward
Photo Credit: New York Rangers

The Rangers announced in a statement that forward Derek Boogaard has died. The team did not provide any details about how the 28-year-old died.

Ottawa's Matt Carkner (in red) and the Rangers'
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Ottawa's Matt Carkner (in red) and the Rangers' Derek Boogaard tumble to the ice during a fight in the first period of a game in Ottawa. (Dec. 9, 2010)

The Rangers' Derek Boogaard, left, and the Ottawa
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The Rangers' Derek Boogaard, left, and the Ottawa Senators' Matt Carkner drop their gloves for a fight during a game at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. (Dec. 9, 2010)

New York Islanders' Trevor Gillies (14) and New
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New York Islanders' Trevor Gillies (14) and New York Rangers' Derek Boogaard fight during the first period at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Dec. 2, 2010)

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 02: Derek Boogaard #94
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UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 02: Derek Boogaard #94 of the New York Rangers fights with Trevor Gillies #14 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Nassau Coliseum on December 2, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers left wing Derek Boogaard, left, fights Edmonton's
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Rangers left wing Derek Boogaard, left, fights Edmonton's Steve MacIntyre during the third period of a game at Madison Square Garden. (Nov. 14, 2010)

Rangers left wing Derek Boogaard fights with Edmonton
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Rangers left wing Derek Boogaard fights with Edmonton Oilers left wing Steve MacIntyre during the third period of a Rangers win at Madison Square Garden. (Nov. 14, 2010)

The Rangers' Derek Boogaard, right, fights the Flyers'
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The Rangers' Derek Boogaard, right, fights the Flyers' Jody Shelley in the first period. (Nov. 4, 2010)

Colton Orr #28 of the Toronto Maple Leafs
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Colton Orr #28 of the Toronto Maple Leafs gets punched by Derek Boogaard #94 of the New York Rangers. (Oct. 21, 2010)

The Rangers' Derek Boogaard hits Detroit's Justin Abdelkader
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The Rangers' Derek Boogaard hits Detroit's Justin Abdelkader (8) during a preseason game at Madison Square Garden. (Sept. 29, 2010)

Minnesota's Derek Boogaard
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Minnesota's Derek Boogaard

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