Rick Rypien
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"Rick Joseph Rypien" was a Canadians/Canadian professional ice hockey forward (ice hockey)/forward who spent parts of six seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Vancouver Canucks. After a major junior career of four years with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League, he was signed by the minor league/minor professional Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2004–05 AHL season/2005. The following season, he signed with the Canucks. He spent six years with the organization, splitting time between the Canucks and Moose, their AHL affiliate. Following the 2010–11 NHL season, Rypien signed with the Winnipeg Jets, but died before joining his new team. His death was preceded by a history of clinical depression, which included two personal leaves of absence from the Canucks during his career. A line (ice hockey)/fourth-line player in the NHL, he was known for his bodycheck/hitting and fighting in ice hockey/fighting abilities.

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It's feeling better every day, but there are a lot of things I need to get back. It's going to come in time, but I want to get them back as soon as possible. You kind of want to do as much as you can as soon as you can but I found out that's not the right approach. You've got to gradually build and try to get better every game.

I can't be taking a penalty there and putting us in that situation there, that's for sure. My stick got caught up in his jersey and I couldn't get it out. It looked bad, it was a penalty and (the referee) is not going to change his mind. I take full responsibility for that.

We came out flat and didn't get the start we wanted and they jumped on us. I don't know. Toronto had to wait through the ceremony too. Both teams had the same wait before the game and that shouldn't have been a factor at all. They're desperate and they want to catch us in the standings.