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Rick Rypien Found Dead in Home

Monday, Aug. 15th, 2011

CTV Vancouver reported on Monday night that former Vancouver Canucks forward Rick Rypien has been found dead in his home. The news was broke by the Globe and Mail's James Mirtle.

Rypien was 27.

The six-year NHL veteran played in only nine games with the Canucks last season before leaving the team for personal reasons and eventually being put on injured reserve.

Rypien was loaned to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL late in the season for conditioning, and signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Winnipeg Jets this off-season.

The Coleman, Alberta native had 16 points and 226 penalty minutes in 119 career regular season games, all with the Canucks.

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