Canucks to honor Rypien before game vs. Rangers

October, 18, 2011
10/18/11
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The Vancouver Canucks will honor former teammate Rick Rypien Tuesday night in a pre-game ceremony before hosting the Rangers at 10 p.m. ET at Rogers Arena.

Rypien tragically passed away this summer at age 27 after battling with depression. He spent six seasons with the Canucks.

The tribute will include and on-ice ceremony and video memorial.
Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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