Skip to content

Rick Rypien

  1. NHLers honor Rypien with charity game

    Aug 17, 2012, 10:00 PM EST

    rypienap2

    The game was held in Rypien’s hometown, a year to the day of his passing.

  2. Gordie Howe’s son says talk of dementia is “overblown”

    Feb 2, 2012, 8:35 PM EST

    Gordie Howe

    Marty Howe says discussion of dementia made his life “a living hell.”

  3. Watch: Vancouver Canucks Rick Rypien Tribute Video

    Oct 19, 2011, 12:41 AM EST

    Comments Off

    An emotional night at Rogers Arena this evening as Vancouverites celebrated the life of Rick Rypien.

  4. Canucks to honor Rick Rypien before game with Rangers

    Oct 18, 2011, 12:54 PM EST

    Ryp

    Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa will find tonight’s ceremony especially emotional.

  5. Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton fights for his right to fight in the NHL

    Sep 13, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Kyle Clifford, Shawn Thornton

    While the fighting debate continues to rage on, Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton is making it crystal clear that no one should be taking his job away.

  6. In a year of hockey tragedy, fans and players will look to the game to heal together

    Sep 7, 2011, 4:17 PM EST

    Salavat Yulayev vs. Atlant - KHL - Russian crash reaction

    After an unbelievably horrible year, hockey fans and players will grow stronger after so much tragedy and use the game to help start the healing process.

  7. Add former Flames brawler Jim Peplinski to the anti-fighting camp

    Sep 4, 2011, 9:38 PM EST

    Jim Peplinski

    You can put former Calgary Flames fighter Jim Peplinski down as one former player against fighting in the NHL.

  8. Devils enforcer Cam Janssen discusses dealing with depression, stresses of his role

    Sep 4, 2011, 3:45 PM EST

    Comments Off
    Edmonton Oilers v St. Louis Blues

    Cam Janssen admits that depression is often a part of the stressful job of being an NHL enforcer.

  9. Hockey’s summer of tragedy turns debate towards whether to keep fighting in the game

    Sep 3, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

    Ben Eager, Kyle Clifford

    With sudden death surrounding the world of NHL enforcers, the debate whether to keep fighting in the game is rightfully or wrongfully taking over discussion. Should fighting still be allowed in the NHL?

  10. Wade Belak’s mother says he suffered from depression

    Sep 2, 2011, 11:15 PM EST

    Comments Off
    Wade Belak

    While it’s yet unknown if Wade Belak did commit suicide, his mother Lorraine says he suffered quietly with depression.

  11. NHL and NHLPA vow to team up to try and solve what’s ailing their players

    Sep 1, 2011, 5:02 PM EST

    Gary Bettman

    In the wake of one of the saddest and ugliest summers on record, the NHL and NHLPA are teaming up to take steps to figure out what they can do to help their players and avoid further tragedy.

  12. What the NHL and NHLPA should learn from a year filled with tragic death

    Sep 1, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

    Wade Belak

    With four untimely deaths this year in the hockey community, the time is now for the NHL and NHLPA to get together to better prepare players for the hardships they can encounter as a professional hockey player.

  13. Former Leafs, Predators enforcer Wade Belak found dead at age 35 in Toronto

    Aug 31, 2011, 6:36 PM EST

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators

    The NHL’s nightmare summer continues as Wade Belak was found dead at age 35.

  14. Michael Ryder’s brother Daniel found not guilty of holding up a convenience store

    Aug 24, 2011, 12:13 PM EST

    Comments Off
    Michael Ryder

    Michael Ryder’s brother Daniel was cleared of charges related to an attempted robbery of a convenience store.

  15. Canucks hope to spread awareness, communication about depression after Rick Rypien’s death

    Aug 23, 2011, 11:55 PM EST

    Comments Off
    Rick Rypien

    The Canucks hope to help others fight depression after Rick Rypien’s heartbreaking death.

  16. Nearly 1,000 people attend Rick Rypien’s funeral

    Aug 20, 2011, 4:04 PM EST

    Comments Off
    Alexandre Burrows, Mike Gillis

    Kevin Bieksa, Alexandre Burrows and Canucks GM Mike Gillis were among almost 1,000 people in attendance for Rick Rypien’s funeral on Saturday.

  17. Rick Rypien funeral set for Saturday

    Aug 19, 2011, 1:21 PM EST

    Rick Rypien

    The funeral for former Canucks scrapper Rick Rypien will be Saturday and a big turnout is expected in his rural Alberta town.

  18. Fans gather at Rogers Arena to celebrate Rick Rypien

    Aug 18, 2011, 3:12 AM EST

    Tyler Stychyshyn

    Hundreds of fans gathered today at Rogers Arena to pay their respects to the many they called Ripper.

  19. Deaths of Boogaard, Rypien prompt NHL to examine its support programs

    Aug 17, 2011, 5:33 PM EST

    Comments Off
    rypienap2

    After Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien’s untimely deaths, the NHL is examining its support programs.

  20. Super Bowl XXVI MVP quarterback Mark Rypien speaks about death of cousin Rick

    Aug 17, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

    Mark Rypien

    Rick Rypien’s former Super Bowl winning quarterback cousin Mark Rypien spoke up about the untimely death of his NHL-playing relative.

  21. Fans, former teammates and foes remember Rick Rypien

    Aug 16, 2011, 11:40 AM EST

    rypienap2

    Here is a collection of some of the tributes from Rick Rypien’s fans, teammates and even former opponents.

  22. Canucks fans plan to memoralize Rick Rypien at Rogers Arena on Wednesday

    Aug 15, 2011, 11:44 PM EST

    Comments Off
    Darcy Hordicchuk Rick Rypien

    Canucks fans plan to celebrate Rick Rypien’s life at Rogers Arena on Wednesday afternoon.

  23. Another sad end: Rick Rypien found dead at age 27

    Aug 15, 2011, 9:51 PM EST

    Rick Rypien

    Former Canucks tough guy Rick Rypien was found dead at his Alberta Home by a family member. Rypien was just 27 years old. This post has been updated with a possible cause of death and a statement from the Winnipeg Jets.

  24. New name, new location, same game plan? Winnipeg Jets staying quiet in free agency

    Jul 4, 2011, 11:46 PM EST

    Kevin Cheveldayoff, Craig Heisinger

    With the Winnipeg Jets coming to rise out of Atlanta, it appears that even though everything else about the team is new they’re doing things like they did while in Atlanta.

Featured video

Holiday wish lists for NHL teams
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. B. Bishop (2767)
  2. C. Perry (2298)
  3. S. Crosby (2233)
  4. B. Elliott (2203)
  5. J. Howard (1988)
  1. S. Weiss (1900)
  2. S. Varlamov (1862)
  3. J. Schwartz (1671)
  4. S. Mason (1526)
  5. J. Neal (1512)