The Bro Code is going to need updating after watching this Derek Boogaard tribute video.
The video, which the Minnesota Wild unveiled before their game Sunday against the Calgary Flames, is a touching montage of the late Wild and Rangers forward by his teammates, family members and the entire Minnesota organization.
Boogaard spent six seasons in the NHL and was a beloved cult figure for fans in the State of Hockey. Although he left for New York to sign a four-year contract in July 2010, Minnesota remained his home and the 6'7", 250 lbs passed away in his Minneapolis apartment in May from a mixture of alcohol and Oxycodone.
Regardless of how Derek died, last night's pregame ceremony focused on his life. The Boogaard family and Wild organization donated $16,750 to the Defending the Blue Line charity (which gives veterans and their families seats to hockey games)and the team unveiled a portrait commissioned by artist Robert Blehert.
In addition, a memorial to Derek Boogaard was set up near Gate 3 which already houses a similar memorial to late Wild player Sergei Zholtok.
The entire tribute is below and yes, it is acceptable to shed a few tears.