Saturday, May 14, 2011
Derek Boogaard 1982-2011
He didn't play in college, but the recent passing of New York Rangers forward Derek Boogaard has shaken up the entire hockey world. He touched a lot of people in his short time on earth, through his charity work as much as his on-ice contributions, fistic or otherwise; and 28 is much too young to go.
I'll always remember the lone goal he scored for the Rangers, when he slapped a puck past Michal Neuvirth of Washington back in November at Madison Square Garden. It was Boogaard's first goal in 234 games and the third of his NHL career. Sadly, there won't be any more.
My condolences and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace, Boogeyman.