Union Asks for Boogaard Family’s Lawsuit to Be Dismissed

| David M Singer

NHLPA asks judge to dismiss Boogaard lawsuit

The National Hockey League Players’ Association is asking a judge to dismiss a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the family of late NHL player Derek Boogaard.

The lawsuit, which accuses the players’ union of failing to pursue a potential financial claim with the league following Boogaard’s death in May 2011, seeks the $4.8 million that was still outstanding on his last contract with the New York Rangers and a further $5 million in punitive damages.

Also named in the suit is one of the union’s in-house lawyers, Roman Stoykewych.