Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Derek Boogaard
Derek Boogard was born June 23, 1982 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. The seventh round, 202nd overall selection of the Minnesota Wild in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Boogard is a graduate of the WHL.

After suiting for Regina, Prince George and Medicine Hat of the WHL, the hulking forward made his professional debut with Louisiana of the ECHL during the 2002-03 season. In the fall of 2003, Boogard made the jump to the AHL and went on to spend two seasons with the Houston Aeros before making his NHL debut with Minnesota in 2005-06.

On July 1, 2010, the tough guy signed with the New York Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Regina Caps SJHL 35 2 3 5 166
1999-00 Regina Pats WHL 5 0 0 0 17 -2
1999-00 Prince George Cougars WHL 33 0 0 0 149 -3
2000-01 Prince George Cougars WHL 61 1 8 9 245 -9 6 1 0 1 31
2001-02 Prince George Cougars WHL 2 0 0 0 16 -3
2001-02 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 46 1 8 9 178 -3
2002-03 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 27 1 2 3 65 -2
2002-03 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 33 1 2 3 240 -3 2 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Houston Aeros AHL 53 0 4 4 207 -7 2 0 1 1 16
2004-05 Houston Aeros AHL 56 1 4 5 259 0 5 0 0 0 38
2005-06 Minnesota Wild NHL 65 2 4 6 158 +2
2006-07 Minnesota Wild NHL 48 0 1 1 120 0 4 0 1 1 20
2007-08 Minnesota Wild NHL 34 0 0 0 74 -5 6 0 0 0 24
2008-09 Minnesota Wild NHL 51 0 3 3 87 +3
2009-10 Minnesota Wild NHL 57 0 4 4 105 -12
2010-11 New York Rangers NHL 22 1 1 2 45 0
NHL Totals 277 3 13 16 589 10 0 1 1 44


Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2010. Missed remainder of 2010-11 due to head and shoulder injuries at Ottawa, December 9, 2010.
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