A minor-league hockey player accused of giving a New York Rangers enforcer the painkillers that precipitated his accidental overdose death was sentenced to one year probation Thursday.
Jordan Hart, 33, whose dad is former Islanders’ defenseman Gerry Hart, is also required to complete 100 hours of community service, Manhattan Federal Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said.
He faced up to one year in federal lockup after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in June.
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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office had alleged Hart peddled pills to former Rangers star Derek Boogaard, who fatally overdosed in 2011.
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Hart previously told Buchwald that he developed a painkiller addiction after his shoulder was injured in 2009.
Hart had gotten his hands on some 3,000 Percocet pills from 2009 to 2011, through a physician’s assistant.
Prosecutors had connected Hart to Boogaard because the ex-Ranger wrote a $4,000 check to him for pills.
Hart’s lawyer, Nelson Boxer, declined comment after the proceeding.
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