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NHLer Boogaard’s brain donated for trauma research
“Derek was dependable to a fault. You could depend on him for anything you needed. At any time, your priority became his priority,” she said.
“Derek was a teddy bear and will always be our teddy bear,” he said.
A funeral is planned for Saturday in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Fans left flowers at a table in the lobby, and a replica of his jersey was on display. Boogaard’s family took a few minutes to observe the makeshift shrine before departing. Then the song “Amazing Grace” broke out from the group while clips of Boogaard’s charitable work and playing career played on television screens overhead.
Walz was joined by former Wild teammates Niklas Backstrom, Andrew Brunette, Brent Burns, Stephane Veilleux and Nick Schultz at the event, with several front office officials and team employees there as well.
AP National Writer Nancy Armour in Chicago, AP Sports Writer Jimmy Golen in Boston and Associated Press Writer Amy Forliti in Minneapolis contributed to this report.
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