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Wrongful Death Car Crash That Took The Life of Former Chicago Blackhawk Results in 4 Year Prison Sentence

Less than 2 months after a jury awarded the family of former Chicago Blackhawk Keith Magnuson 9.5 million in a wrongful death auto accident lawsuit, the at fault party, former NHL player Rob Ramage was sentenced to 4 years in prison. The case stems from a fatal drunk driving accident that killed the former Chicago Blackhawk in 2003. The two former NHL players were traveling from a funeral together outside of Toronto, Canada when the accident took place.

A judge in Ontario, Canada sentenced Ramage for impaired driving causing death, and banned him from driving for five years after his release. Ramage played 15 years in the NHL as a defenseman with eight teams, and was on Stanley Cup winners with the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens.

Magnuson played in the NHL from 1969-1979, and all of his 589 career games were with the Chicago Blackhawks. He went to the Stanley Cup twice with the Hawks in 1971 and 1973, both times losing to the Montreal Canadiens. He was also captain of the Blackhawks for several years.

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