Derek Boogaard

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Say Goodbye To The Aeros & Pro Hockey: The Team Is Moving To, Ummm, Iowa

    The Houston Aeros, it now seems assured, will not get to celebrate their 20th anniversary of being the only hockey game in town. The Minnesota Star-Tribune, which covers the Aeros' parent team, the Minnesota Wild, reported today that Wild officials have all but ended negotiations with the Toyota Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Former Aero Derek Boogaard: Parents File Lawsuit Against NHL, Teams

    The tale of former Houston Aero Derek Boogaard has taken some sad, depressing turns since we profiled him back in 2004. Back then he was an out-and-out goon, trying to make the NHL through his fighting skills. He became a poster boy for concussions in sports, how they're (not) treated and the reper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    The Year in Aeros Hockey: To the Top and Back

    To wrap up my year in review of the teams I cover, here's a look back at the 25 most significant moments with the Houston Aeros for the year 2011. 1. The Aeros added veterans Jed Ortmeyer and Patrick O'Sullivan to the team just as the New Year hit. From that point on, a team which had been strugg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Derek Boogaard: Ex-Aero Afflicted With Concussion-Related Disease

    ​Derek "Boogeyman" Boogaard, a former Houston Aero enforcer who we got to know before his NHL career took off, has been found to have suffered with a neurodegenerative disease that medical experts have linked to concussions. Boogaard, once one of the league's most feared brawlers, died on Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Derek Boogaard's Brother Charged in His Death; Allegedly Gave Him Oxycontin Pill That Led to OD

    Aaron Boogaard faces charges.​The news surrounding the tragic death of former Houston Aero Derek Boogaard keeps getting sadder: Police in Minnesota have charged his brother Aaron with giving him an Oxycontin pill that led to his overdose death in May. Our sister paper City Pages reports that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Derek Boogaard Died by Accidental Overdose of Alcohol and Oxycodone

    Derek Boogaard: accidental OD​Derek Boogaard, the former Houston Aero fan favorite who was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment May 13, died from having too much alcohol and oxycodone in his system, according the medical examiner's report released today. The Minnesota Star Tribune reports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    R.I.P Derek Boogaard, 28: Feared Enforcer On The Ice, Soft-Spoken Off It

    Derek Boogaard in his last enforcer gig​Derek Boogaard, the ungainly 6-foot-7 hockey enforcer who went from the Aeros to the NHL's Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers, has died at the age of 28. He was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment on Friday. No cause of death has been determined, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Aeros Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Hamilton

    John RoyalThis, amazingly, is not a penalty in the playoffs​Word began circulating through Toyota Center late in the third period of Friday night's game one conference final tilt between the Houston Aeros and Hamilton Bulldogs. And as the word got around, the building seemed to deflate despit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007

    Still Bangin'

    Nick Vlcek No word on when he's turning his doctoral thesis into a book. Houston Aero fans fondly remember Derek Boogaard, the six-foot-seven freak of hockey nature who was the team's enforcer, a relentless brawler whose basic skills consisted of beating up opponents. In the strange world of hock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007
  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004

    Shooting the Puck

    High school camera crews score the big one: the Aeros' halftime show

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Harvard and the Boogeyman

    Will it be the Aeros' brawler or brainiac who gets to the NHL?