In Hockey Enforcer’s Descent, a Flood of Drugs Documents compiled by the father of Derek Boogaard offer a rare prescription history of the care given to a prominent athlete who struggled with addiction.
Derek Boogaard (1982 - 2011) Boogaard was a former professional NHL hockey player, who played for the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers. In 2007 Boogaard was named the second most intimidating player in the NHL, behind Georges Laraque.
Boy on Ice is a moving story and account of a life lived in the glare of sporting fame.The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. John Branch tells the story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death. Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, Boogaard was a gentle man off the ice but a merciless fighter on it.