The parents of former Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard are suing the NHL Player's Association for $9.8 million after the union failed to help them claim the remainder of Boogaard's multi-million dollar contract, TMZ reports.
Boogaard's parents say the NHLPA promised to help them file a grievance to get their son's team, the New York Rangers, to pay out the rest of his 4-year contract. The lawsuit claims the union failed to file by the deadline, so the Boogaards cannot collect.
Boogaard's parents are requesting $4.8 million from the league plus $5 million in punitive damages, TMZ says.
In a statement to the Associated Press, the NHLPA says: "We have not been served with or seen a copy of the complaint, but we are confident that there is no meritorious claim that can be made against the NHLPA in regard to Derek's tragic death."