The son of a former NHL defenseman and a doctor from Colorado have been arrested in connection with the death of NHL enforcer Derek Boogaard, according to a report from Fox 5 New York.
Jordan Hart was arrested by the DEA on Long Island Tuesday, according to Fox, for allegedly supplying the drugs that led to Boogaard's death. Hart is the son of Gerry Hart, who played 730 games in the NHL between 1968 and 1983, mostly with the Islanders. In addition to the arrest of Hart, the DEA also reportedly arrested Oscar Johnson, a Colorado physician assistant who routinely wrote Hart prescriptions for the painkillers.
More on Boogaard's death
Boogaard, who played with the Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers, passed away in 2011 after overdosing on a mix of alcohol and oxycodone. He was 28, and his death shined a spotlight on the struggles that NHL enforcers face --- namely stress, depression and brain injuries. After his death, Boogaard was diagnosed with CTE, a degenerative brain disease that has been linked to depression and substance abuse.
In 2013, Boogaard's family filed lawsuits against both the NHLPA and the NHL, blaming them for his death. Boogaard's brother, Aaron, was initially arrested under drug suspicion related to Derek's death, but those charges were dropped.