Rick Rypien Passed Away

RCMP have said that Rick Rypien has been found dead in his Coleman, Alberta home on August 15th, 2011.  Rypien was only 27 years old and was excited to go to training camp for the Winnipeg Jets.

Rick Rypien was battling depression but was said to have been in a good place before his sudden death.  Rypien took two personal leaves from the Vancouver Canucks twice in the last three seasons.  Rypien wasn’t offered a new contract with the Canucks but was signed as a free agent to a one year, $700,000  deal with the Winnipeg Jets. 

Reports say that Rypien’s cause of death was suicide, I however can not confirm this.  My heart goes out to Rick Rypiens family and all the people affected by this tragic loss.


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