Rick Rypien passes away

Vancouver Canucks fans are mourning the death of Rick Rypien. The feisty forward was discovered by family in his house in Coleman, Alberta, which the RCMP have declared as non-suspicious.

Rypien spent the last six seasons between the Vancouver Canucks and their AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, playing 119 NHL games with 9 goals, 7 assists and 226 penalty minutes. The forward had just signed a one year contract with the recently returned Winnipeg Jets this past July.

An event to honour the late Canucks player’s life is planned for Wednesday, August 17th, at 2:00 pm outside Rogers Arena.

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