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Derek Boogaard
Derek Boogaard
Left Wing
(BOO-gard, DEHR-ihk)
Number: 94
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 265
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 23, 1982
Birthplace: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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Drafted: MIN / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (202nd overall)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Has appeared in 255 games in his five-year NHL career, notching two goals and 12 assists to go along with 544 PIM...His 544 PIM ranks second in Minnesota Wild franchise history, and he led team in PIM in four of his five seasons. 2009-10: Appeared in 57 games with Minnesota, registering four assists and a team-high 105 penalty minutes. ... Led Minnesota with nine fighting majors, and ranked eighth on the team with 83 hits. ... Minnesota posted a record of 29-22-6 when he was in the lineup, and were 4-0-0 in games that he registered a point. ... Eclipsed the 500 career penalty-minute mark with 11 penalty minutes on Jan. 13 vs. Vancouver. ... Logged a career-high, 11:58 of icetime and a team-high, five hits, on December 19 at Ottawa. 2008-09: Led Minnesota in PIM (87) for third time in four seasons. ... Tied for fourth on team with plus-3 rating. ... Suspended five games as a result of elbowing incident at Calgary (2/27). ... Skated season-high 10:52 vs. Toronto (1/27). ... Had four hits in 9:34 TOI vs. Anaheim (1/17). ... Whistled for 400th career PIM at Nashville (12/6). ... Skated 10:05 and logged 14 PIM vs. Vancouver (12/5). ... Recorded assist at Florida (10/16) for first point since picking up assist at Florida (2/18/07) a span of 50 games. ... Missed four games with upper-body injury (1/3-1/10), missed one game with the flu (3/12) and missed final 10 games with upper-body injury (3/24-4/11). 2007-08: Skated in 34 games with Minnesota and posted 74 PIM. ... Recorded season-high 14 PIM while skating in season-high 9:46 of ice-time at Vancouver (11/16). ... Missed a total of 42 games due to back injuries (11/26-12/7, 12/14-1/16, 1/24-3/15). ... Skated vs. Colorado (3/17) after missing 22 games with a back injury. ... Recorded five PIM at San Jose (3/19) to move into second place on Minnesota Wild career PIM list. ... Accrued 24 PIM in first-round playoff series' Game 4 at Colorado (4/15). 2006-07: Totaled 120 PIM to lead Minnesota for the second consecutive season. ... Minnesota went 29-16-3 in games that he played. .. Collected 12 PIM in just 1:42 of ice time vs. Anaheim (10/27)...Saw a season-high 9:35 of ice time at Anaheim (11/12). ... Registered an assist in his 100th NHL game vs. Florida (2/8). ... Tallied a season-high 14 PIM at Edmonton (3/1). ... Missed 19 games due to injury over the course of the season. ... Sat out two games (11/2-11/7) because of a lower-body injury. ... Missed 10 games (11/14-12/7) with a leg injury. ... Was sidelined for three games (1/9-1/16) with a head injury. ... Sat out four games with back injury (3/6-3/11). ... Tallied his first career playoff point (assist) in Game 4 of first-round series vs. Anaheim (4/17). 2005-06: His 158 PIM set franchise rookie record. ... Ranked 11th in the NHL and first among league rookies in PIM. ... Made NHL debut in Minnesota’s season opener vs. Calgary (10/5). ... Earned two points in his first five NHL games. ... Notched first NHL point in his third NHL game, collecting an assist vs. Vancouver (10/14). ... Scored his first NHL goal, potting the GWG vs. San Jose (10/19). ... Logged a season-high 10:15 of TOI at Calgary (11/1). ... Scored his second career goal in a Minnesota win vs. Anaheim (1/7). ... Missed a total of five games due to injury or illness.

MINOR LEAGUE CAREER
2004-05: Led Houston (AHL) with 259 PIM, the fourth-highest total in Aeros history. 2003-04: Collected a team-high 207 PIM in 53 games in his rookie season with Houston (AHL). 2002-03: Signed first professional contract (12/19) by Louisiana (ECHL) and finished the season with the IceGators. Ranked second on Louisiana with 240 PIM.

BACKGROUND

Nickname is “Boogy”. ... Lists playing in his first NHL game as his most memorable hockey moment. ... Started playing hockey a age 2 and says his mother and father are the people who most inspired his hockey career. ... First job as a kid was roughcutter for a golf course in Regina, Saskatchewan. ... Rooted for the Toronto Maple Leafs and says Doug Gilmour was his favorite player as a child. ... Lists boxing has his favorite sport other than hockey. ... Favorite road cities include Vancouver, Calgary and Denver. ... Says Will Ferrell is his favorite actor and “The Sopranos” is his favorite television show. ... Favorite band is Red Hot Chili Peppers. ... Coming to the rink every day is his favorite part of hockey.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

June 24, 2001 -- Selected by Minnesota in seventh round (No. 202 overall) of 2001 NHL Entry Draft. July 1, 2010 -- Signed by Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.

MOST PIM, GAME: 17 (Jan. 22, 2006, MIN at CHI)

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 2 (11 times, most recent: Feb. 10, 2010)

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 5, 2005 (MIN vs. CGY)

FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 19, 2005 (MIN vs. SJ)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 14, 2005 (MIN vs. VAN)