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Derek Boogaard’s Last Goal
The New York Rangers announced in a news release Friday that winger Derek Boogaard died at the age of 28. The last goal of his career (one of three) came against the Capitals back in November, and it was a beauty. Here it is:
The goal, courtesy of a Tyler Sloan turnover, broke a 234 game-drought for Boogaard. Washington won the game, 5-3.
John Erskine wrote on Twitter: “Deepest sympathies to the Boogaard family. One of the toughest guys I’ve ever played with. You will be missed Boogie-man. Great memories.”
Here is Boogaard fighting D.J. King last March (when King was with the Blues)
Read more about Boogaard on our network partner’s site, Blue Line Station.
This isn’t the first time a young player died tragically right after the playoffs. Hurricane Steve Chiasson died May 3, 1999, only hours after Carolina was eliminated from the playoffs.