Fox 5 NY is reporting arrests have been made in connection to the death of foremr Ranger Derek Boogaard.
Breaking: Arrests have been made in connection with the overdose death of @NYRangers player Derek Boogaard.— MyFoxNY.com (@MyFoxNY) September 9, 2014
According to reports, Jordan Hart, son of former New York Islander Gary Hart, was apprehended in Long Island Tuesday morning by New York's DEA task force, after it was discovered Hart was supplying Boogaard with the prescription painkillers that led to his death.
Boogaard was a member of the Rangers during the 2010-11 season. Shortly after the season ended, Boogaard died in what was ruled an accidental overdose. It later was revealed Boogaard suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., a condition that's believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head. The New York Times published a series of stories later that year that really provide a lot of context surrounding the stituation.
UPDATE: Fox 5 NY has added to its story to include that Oscar Johnson, a physician's assistant in Utah, was also arrested in connection with this case. Johnson allegedly wrote Percocet prescriptions for Hart for two years, totaling almost 3,000 pills prescribed.
UPDATE: Information regarding the indictment pertaining to this case is beginning to trickle out, and Katie Strang of ESPN provided this update.
Indictment also details an unidentified Rangers player on 2010-11 team helped facilitate illegal Rx drug purchase between Boogaard and Hart— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) September 9, 2014
From that 2010-11 Rangers team, there are still 19 active players in the NHL.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.