Former Vancouver Canucks enforcer Rick Rypien was found dead by a family member on Monday in Crowsnest Pass, Alta. Local RCMP say the death was unsuspicious. Rypien, 27, signed with the Winnipeg Jets in July after missing the majority of his last season with Canucks due to personal reasons. He was known to suffer from depression. According to the Globe and Mail, Rypien is the second “young NHL tough guy” to pass away in the off season. Former New York Rangers forward Derek Boogard was discovered dead in May—a combination of alcohol and oxycodone were found in his system.
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