NEWMARKET, Ont. - Former NHL player Rob Ramage was sentenced to four years in prison for a 2003 crash that killed ex-Chicago Blackhawks player Keith Magnuson.
Magnuson died at the scene when a rental car driven by Ramage slammed head-on into another car north of Toronto. In October, a jury found Ramage guilty on all five charges he faced, including impaired driving causing death.
The prosecution said Ramage had up to four times the legal blood-alcohol limit at the time of the crash. The defense claimed blood and urine tests were flawed.
He's banned from driving for five years after his release. Ramage's lawyer, Brian Greenspan, said he would appeal the conviction and sentence.
Ramage spent 15 years in the NHL with eight teams, winning Stanley Cup finals with the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens.
In November, a Missouri jury awarded the Magnuson family $9.5 million in the civil suit against Ramage and National Car Rentals of Canada.

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