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Aaron Boogaard
AaronBoogaard
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
215 lb (98 kg)
CHL Team
F. Teams
Wichita Thunder
Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees
Laredo Bucks
Wheeling Nailers
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Born August 11 1986 (1986-08-11) (age 30),
Regina, SK, CAN
NHL Draft 175th overall, 2004
Minnesota Wild
Pro Career 2007 – present

Aaron Boogaard (born August 11, 1986) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Boogaard was drafted 175th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.[1] He signed a three-year entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 23, 2007.[2] He spent the majority of the 2007–08 season with the Wheeling Nailers, the Penguins' ECHL affiliate, appearing in only two games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Boogaard appeared in 41 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the following season.

After being cleared of his charges connected to the death of his brother, Boogaard was offered a chance to continue his professional hockey career by receiving a training camp invite to the Houston Aeros, the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild.[3] Aeros General Manager Jim Mill has mentioned that Boogaard may be signed to a two-way contract between the Aeros and a team in the ECHL or Central Hockey League.[4]

Legal troublesEdit

On July 20, 2011, Boogaard was arrested on suspicion of prescription fraud/possession of prescription pills.[5] He was charged with the unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, oxycodone, and with interfering with a crime scene for misleading the coroner or concealing evidence in the death of his brother, Derek Boogaard.[6][7]

On October 6, 2011, Hennepin County District Judge William Howard said the facts of the case didn't support the charge, being that Aaron did not buy the pills, and dismissed the felony charge of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance against Boogaard.[8] Boogaard would later plea guilty to interfering with the scene of a death.[4] As a result of Boogaard's guilty plea, he received two years probation and eighty hours community service (which must be completed within the next year.)

PersonalEdit

In the offseason, Boogaard runs a hockey camp in Regina for 12–18 year old youths. While the emphasis in the camp does cover fighting, Boogaard has countered by saying that with the league becoming bigger, stronger, and faster, the camp focuses with safety on the ice and how a player would defend themselves in the event of a fight.[9]

He is the brother of the late Derek Boogaard,[9] who had also spent the majority of his career with the Minnesota Wild.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Calgary Hitmen WHL 39 3 0 3 52 5 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Calgary Hitmen WHL 12 0 1 1 24
2003–04 Tri-City Americans WHL 23 3 1 4 33 6 0 0 0 8
2004–05 Tri-City Americans WHL 65 4 11 15 96 5 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Tri-City Americans WHL 76 6 4 10 219 5 0 2 2 4
2006–07 Tri-City Americans WHL 69 10 11 21 173 5 1 0 1 14
2007–08 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 58 6 9 15 105
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 2 0 0 0 5
2008–09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 41 2 1 3 112 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 21 1 0 1 65
2009–10 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 11 0 2 2 12
2010–11 Laredo Bucks CHL 53 2 5 7 172
2011–12 Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees CHL 56 6 6 12 129 5 0 0 0 13
2012–13 Wichita Thunder CHL 56 1 4 5 122 3 0 0 0 5
AHL totals 64 3 1 4 182 1 0 0 0 0

References Edit

  1. Penguins prospects: Aaron Boogaard. faceoff-factor.com (June 26, 2005). Retrieved on June 25, 2008.
  2. Penguins sign Aaron Boogaard to entry level contract. Pittsburgh Penguins (April 23, 2007). Retrieved on September 5, 2010.
  3. Aeros Announce Training Camp Roster. Houston Aeros (September 27, 2011). Retrieved on October 15, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kyle Potter (October 14, 2011). Derek Boogard's brother pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge in former Wild player's death. twincities.com.
  5. McKinney, Matt. Boogaard's brother arrested on drug allegation. Star Tribune. Retrieved on July 21, 2011.
  6. "Derek Boogaard's brother charged", ESPN. Retrieved on July 22, 2011. 
  7. Karnowski, S.. "Boogaard brother charged in NHL player’s OD death". Retrieved on July 22, 2011. 
  8. Associated Press. "Felony charge dismissed against Boogaard's brother", Wall Street Journal, October 6, 2011. Retrieved on October 6, 2011. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 CanWest News Service ated Press (June 8, 2007). Boogaard brothers offer fighting tips to young hockey players. Canada.com. Retrieved on October 11, 2011.

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