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Hopefully A New Beginning For Rob Ramage

from Morris Dalla Costa at the Toronto Sun,

The new beginning for the former Knight and 18-year NHL player is also about forging a new direction but in the process, he has to overcome a nightmare of his own making, one he has accepted responsibility for, one he has learned from and without question, a nightmare he hopes will allow him to teach others so they don’t follow the same path.

Ramage is working with the Knights young players. He is not an assistant coach. The best description is that Ramage is helping the Knights with their young defenceman.

He was sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted of impaired driving causing death in a crash in Woodbridge in 2003. Retired NHL player Keith Magnuson, who was a passenger in Ramage’s car, died and a woman in another vehicle was seriously hurt. Ramage began serving his sentence in July last year. He was paroled in May to a halfway house in London.

Approached Tuesday at the Knights training camp, he simply said he “wasn’t ready to talk (publicly) about what happened.”

He didn’t want any photographs taken and went into a dressing room when the shutters started clicking.

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Ramage Has New Parole Hearing Tomorrow

via TSN:

Former NHL defenceman Rob Ramage will get a second chance at parole Thursday after concerns over his drinking habits derailed his first attempt two months ago.

Ramage, 52, has served 10 months of a four-year sentence for impaired driving causing death in a crash that killed his friend and former NHLer Keith Magnuson.

The two-time Stanley Cup winner will appear before a new parole board at the Frontenac Institution on Thursday. A parole hearing in March left a two-person board split on whether to release him to a halfway house, though he was granted permission to leave the minimum-security prison for monthly unescorted absences.

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Rob Ramage Could Be Released From Prison

from the CP at TSN,

Former NHL player Rob Ramage is up for parole today, eight months into his four-year prison sentence.

Ramage, 52, was convicted in 2007 of four charges, including impaired driving causing death, in a crash that killed his friend Keith Magnuson, another ex-NHL player.

He was jailed last July after the Ontario Court of Appeal rejected his bid for a new trial.

Ramage was charged after the rental car he was driving slammed head-on into another vehicle north of Toronto in December 2003, killing Magnuson

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Update 2:26pm ET: From USA Today -

Former NHL player Rob Ramage has been denied in his bid to be released from a halfway house.

The board’s two members split Friday on whether to grant Ramage day parole when he becomes eligible in May. He’ll have another hearing before a new board at an undetermined date.

The 52-year-old Ramage has served eight months of his four-year sentence.

Update 2:50pm ET: From Rob Tripp via Faceoff.com -

A two-member Parole Board of Canada panel granted Ramage’s request for unescorted passes. He will be able to leave Frontenac Institution, the minimum-security prison where he is serving his four-year sentence, without an escort.

“That would be for up to 72 hours a month,” said Carol Sparling, a spokeswoman for the board in Kingston.

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Ramage’s Request For New Trial Is Denied

from the CP at TSN,

Former NHL player Rob Ramage has lost a bid for a new trial on impaired driving charges in a car crash that killed another ex-NHL player.

Ramage was convicted in 2007 of four charges including impaired driving causing death in the crash that killed his friend Keith Magnuson.

He was sentenced to four years in prison and a five-year driving ban, but has been out on bail and living in the United States.

But his lawyers argued his Charter rights were violated when he was required to give a urine sample while in hospital with a head injury and on morphine.

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Rob Ramage Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison

Fan590 radio in Toronto just reporting it, more as it becomes available.

added 10:54am, from the CP via the Toronto Star,

NEWMARKET, Ont. — Former NHL player Rob Ramage has been sentenced to four years in prison for a fatal 2003 crash that killed a former Chicago Blackhawks player.

Keith Magnuson died on Dec. 15, 2003, when a rental car driven by Ramage slammed head-on into another vehicle just north of Toronto.

Update 3:33pm ET: From the CP via TSN, Ramage will be appealing the sentence.

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Rob Ramage Has Been Punished Enough

From CTV News,

The family of Keith Magnuson, who was killed in a drunk driving crash caused by former Toronto Maple Leaf captain Rob Ramage, is asking a judge to spare Ramage a prison sentence.

Magnuson’s son Kevin told a Newmarket, Ont. judge on Tuesday the Ramage family has been punished enough by the fatal accident and subsequent trial and conviction.

The Magnusons said they have forgiven Ramage for his actions, and would rather see him receive a sentence of community service instead of a penitentiary term.

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*A surprising position for the family to take, considering they chose to take Ramage to civil court and were awarded $9.5 million in their wrongful death lawsuit.

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Jury Awards $9.5 Million to Keith Magnuson’s Family

From the AP via TSN,

A St. Louis County jury has awarded US$9.5 million in a wrongful-death lawsuit involving former NHL player Rob Ramage, whose drunk-driving accident in Ontario in 2003 resulted in the death of former Chicago Blackhawks star Keith Magnuson.

Magnuson’s wife and two children filed the suit against Ramage and National Car Rentals of Canada. The jury deliberated about two hours.

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Ramage Guilty

from the Toronto Star,

Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Rob Ramage has been found guilty of being criminally responsible for causing the death of his friend in a horrific car crash.

A jury decided just after 4 p.m. today that Ramage was guilty of five charges, including impaired and dangerous driving, in the death of former Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Keith Magnuson.

Ramage showed no reaction when the verdict was rendered in a Newmarket courtroom

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