On May Derek Boogaard died from an accidental overdose of painkillers while consuming alcohol. Over three years later, law enforcement officers arrested two men they believe provided Boogaard with those narcotics illegally.
Over six months, The Times examined the life and death of Derek Boogaard. The last article of a three-part series details his decline, and the determination that he had a brain condition believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by former NHL player Derek Boogaard’s parents, who blamed the league for their son’s brain damage and addiction to prescription painkillers.Boogaard, a feared enforcer during six.