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The Canucks are going to pay tribute to Rick Rypien with a video honoring the Vancouver enforcer who committed suicide in the offseason after struggling with depression for a decade.
The club will show the video before Tuesday night's game against the New York Rangers. The Canucks also announced they will make a $50,000 donation in Rypien's name to BC Children's Hospital Foundation to help curb mental illness among youth.
The Canucks were given a preview of the video Monday to help ease what is expected to be an emotional ceremony.
Rypien was 27 when he committed suicide in August. He played six years with Vancouver before signing with Winnipeg this summer.
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The Vancouver Canucks honored former teammate Rick Rypien on Tuesday night before they dropped the puck against the New York Rangers. Declaring Tuesday night "Rick Rypien Night," the Canucks played a video tribute to the late Rypien, as a part of an emotional night for many Canucks players. The song the team chose to play during the ceremony was "Superman," by...
CanucksTV had this Rick Rypien tribute prior to tonight's Canucks-Rangers game in Vancouver.
From last night’s pre-game ceremonies—
On a related topic, ESPN’s Roy S. Johnson has a piece out today on the issue of depression among many throughout professional sports.
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The Vancouver Canucks displayed a very touching tribute to their late center Rick Rypien before they faced off against the New York Rangers
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Canucks paid tribute to former teammate Rick Rypien on Tuesday night with a video honoring the Vancouver enforcer who committed suicide in the offseason after struggling with depression for a decade.
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Vancouver, B.C. – The Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) is honouring the memory of long-time Canucks forward Rick Rypien with a gift of $50,000 to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) to develop a website that will help BC youth and ...
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