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Derek Boogaard
Derek Boogaard
Left Wing
(BOO-guard)
Number: 24
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 147 games with Minnesota in his three-year NHL career, notching two goals and five assists to go along with 352 PIM...His 352 PIM ranks second in franchise history.
 
2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS
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 VAN (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. COL (3/17) after missing 22 games with a back injury...Recorded five PIM at SJ (3/19) to move into second place on Wild’s career PIM list...Accrued 24 PIM in Game 4 at COL (4/15).
 
2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS
Totaled 120 PIM to lead the team 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. ANA (10/27)...Saw a season-high 9:35 of ice time at ANA (11/12)...Registered an assist in his 100th NHL game vs. FLA (2/8)...Tallied a season-high 14 PIM at EDM (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 vs. ANA (4/17).
 
2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS
His 158 PIM and +2 rating are franchise rookie records...Ranked 11th in the NHL and first among league rookies in PIM...Made NHL debut in Minnesota’s season opener vs. CGY (10/5)...Earned two points in his first five NHL games...Notched first NHL point in his third NHL game, collecting an assist vs. VAN (10/14)...Scored his first NHL goal, potting the GWG vs. SJ (10/19)...Logged a season-high 10:15 of TOI at CGY (11/1)...Claimed his second career goal in a Minnesota win vs. ANA (1/7)...Missed a total of five games due to injury or illness.
 
2004-05 HIGHLIGHTS
Led Houston (AHL) with 259 PIM, the fourth-highest total in Aeros history.
 
2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS
Collected a team-high 207 PIM in 53 games in his rookie season with Houston (AHL).
 
2002-03 HIGHLIGHTS
Signed to his first professional contract (12/19) by Louisiana (ECHL) and finished the season with the IceGators...Ranked second on club with 240 PIM.
 
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Selected by Minnesota in the seventh round (202nd overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
 
PERSONAL
Boogaard is single and resides in Regina, Sask., during the offseason...Nickname is “Boogie”...Lists playing in his first NHL game as his most memorable hockey moment...Started playing hockey at age two and says his mother and father are the people who most inspired his hockey career...First job as a kid was rough-cutter for a golf course in Regina...Rooted for the Toronto Maple Leafs and says Doug Gilmour was his favorite player as a child...Lists 112 and?Sakura as his favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities...Lists boxing as his favorite sport other than hockey...Favorite cities to visit on the road include Vancouver, Calgary and Denver...Says Will Ferrell is his favorite actor and “The Sopranos” is his favorite television show...Favorite food is sushi, and favorite band is the Red Hot Chilli Peppers...Names The Da Vinci Code as the last good book he’s read...Coming to the rink every day is his favorite part of hockey and his favorite part of Minnesota is playing in front of Wild fans...Lists Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six as his favorite video game and Perkins?Restaurant’s Tremendous Twelve as his favorite breakfast.

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