VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - 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.