– The Vancouver Canucks
issued the following statement today in regards to the passing of Rick Rypien
"It is with tremendous sadness that the Vancouver Canucks
confirm the passing of Rick Rypien
. Rick has been a beloved member of the Canucks family for the past six years. Rick was a great teammate and friend to our players, coaches and staff. We send our deepest condolences to the Rypien family at this most difficult time."