Magnuson played for and coached Chicago
Magnuson, 56, was killed in a three-car accident in Toronto on Monday. He and retired defenseman Rob Ramage were returning from a funeral when their vehicle crossed into an oncoming lane and struck a sport utility vehicle, which then was hit by another vehicle.
The Blackhawks showed highlights and still photos of the rugged defenseman's childhood and 11 NHL seasons during a three-minute video montage.
Blackhawks broadcaster Pat Foley narrated the tribute, stepping from the ice to the penalty box as he described a player known more for his heart and work ethic than speed and skills.
Magnuson's widow, Cindy, and children Kevin and Molly received a two-minute standing ovation.
Cries of "We love you Maggie!" and "Keith!" were shouted from the crowd during the moment of silence.
Magnuson played for the Blackhawks from 1969-80 and coached the team for 1½ seasons. He played in 589 NHL contests, all with Chicago. Magnuson also was a founding member of the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association.
Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press
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