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Latest charge: blood-alcohol over legal limit

1/15/2004 - Chicago Blackhawks

NEWMARKET, Ont. -- Retired NHL defenseman Rob Ramage was
charged Thursday with driving with a blood-alcohol level over the
legal limit in the crash that killed former Chicago Blackhawks player and coach Keith Magnuson.

Ramage had already been charged with impaired driving causing
death and dangerous driving causing death. His next court date is
March 4.

Magnuson, 56, was a passenger in the car Ramage was
driving Dec. 15, 2003, when their vehicle crossed into the oncoming
lane and struck an SUV, which was then hit by another car, police
said.

Magnuson was a rugged defenseman for the Blackhawks from 1969-80 and coached the team for 1½ seasons. He played in 589 games over 11 seasons, all with Chicago.

Ramage played in the NHL from 1979-94, totaling 139 goals at 425
assists. He captained the Maple Leafs from 1989-91. He also played
for the Colorado Rockies, St. Louis, Calgary, Minnesota, Tampa Bay,
Montreal and Philadelphia.