Boogaard, who played 22 games with the Rangers this season, was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment yesterday by his two brothers, Aaron and Ryan. He was just 28 years old.
A cause of death is still unknown at this time, and autopsy results are expected to take up to two weeks to arrive.
Boogaard was in the first of a four-year deal with New York, but his season was cut short due to a concussion and shoulder injury. He had one goal and 45 penalty minutes.
Members of the hockey community have chosen to reflect on Boogaard's life and personality rather than speculate on the reason for his death. Through the power of Internet news and social media sites, many NHL players, reporters, fans and others have shared their thoughts on Boogaard's sudden passing.
The condolences are still coming in 24 hours after the news was first broken. Let's look back at what some in the hockey world have said through a variety of mediums.
All quotes were gathered by me on various websites and will be cited accordingly.