Rick Rypien formerly of the Vancouver Canucks and most recently signed by the Winnipeg Jets was found dead in his Alberta home Monday night. A tragic ending to a player’s life who was just ahead of him at the age of 27. Here is a statement from the Winnipeg organization:
“We are deeply saddened to confirm Rick’s passing,” the statement read. “As many people are aware, he had strong ties to True North Sports & Entertainment, the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, the former Manitoba Moose Hockey Club and the Vancouver Canucks. We would like to express our sincere sympathies to the Rypien family as well as Rick’s friends.”
I came upon the news of his death via Twitter from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail. Here is Mirtle’s story on Rypien following the annoucement.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rypien family during this difficult time.
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