Derek Boogaard’s Family Sues NHL Over His Death

Posted on May 15, 2013

The family of former professional hockey player Derek Boogaard, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2011, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the National Hockey League (NHL).

The suit, filed just days before a two-year statute of limitations expired, claims that the league drafted Boogaard because of his reputation as a fighter, only to pump him full of prescription pain medication when he suffered injuries.