The Winnipeg Jets will all be wearing Rick Rypien jerseys when they take the ice for warmups before their game against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Rypien, who spent six years in the Vancouver Canucks organization before signing a one-year deal with the Jets in 2011, never played a game with the Winnipeg club, but they certainly embrace him as one of their own. After...
Rick Rypien passed away two years ago this month. The former Canuck and Winnipeg Jet died of an apparent suicide after a long battle with depression.
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Miss You Ryp!
In the depths of my worst NHL hockey withdrawals I think back to a happier time when players dashed and skates flashed, and a good portion of my memories involve Rick Rypien. Of all the Vancouver NHL’ers to leave a mark over the years Rypien’s determination on and off the ice resonates with me more than any other player.
It isn’t about the goals, assists, or...
Via Reddit's /r/Canucks channel comes this tale of defacement and redemption. It seems that Vancouverites are amazingly good at cleaning up graffiti, especially with the practice some got after the Stanley Cup riots in 2011. This time the cause of the graffiti was something more devastating than the Canucks losing the Cup. It was due to... Justin Beiber. And it was on a memorial...
It has been one year since the tragic and untimely passing of Rick Rypien. The scrappy Canucks forward took his own life in his Coleman, Alberta home one year ago today.
Rypien often described as a caring a gentle person had struggled with depression for well over ten years.
He took two lengthy leaves of absence from the Canucks to deal with his personal...
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...
The Vancouver Canucks paid tribute to Rick Rypien before tonight's game against the New York Rangers. The tribute to the Canuck who lost his battle with depression during the off-season was a beautiful one and all involved should be honored.
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.
The club showed the video before its 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2011
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...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2011
Rick Rypien never played a game for the Winnipeg Jets. He was found dead in his Alberta home on Aug. 15 after signing with the Jets as a free agent in July, having played for the Vancouver Canucks and their AHL affiliate the Manitoba Moose (now the Jets' farm team) in 2010-11.
It's with an impressive amount of class that the Jets have treated Rypien like family since then...