KINGSTON, Ont. – Eight months after a four year prison sentence, former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Rob Ramage is up for Parole.

The suspect, 52-year-old Ramage, was convicted last 2007 of four charges such as impaired driving causing death. The crash killed his friend example-NHL player Keith Magnuson.

He was sent to prison last July after his bid for a new trial was rejected by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Ramage was filed with charges following a head-on crash, which killed Magnuson, between their rental car and another vehicle north of Toronto last December 2003.

Both had just left the funeral reception of another former NHL player, Keith McCreary.
Ramage’s parole hearing will be held at Frontenac Institution in Kingston, Ontario, which is the minimum security facility that Ramage had been serving his sentence.

Brian Greenspan, former defenceman’s lawyer, said last July that he would attempt to get his client released as soon as possible.

Greenspan argued that Ramage’s sentence be reduced because it was not proportionate to the upstanding citizen who gave back much to the community and had no criminal records.

Ramage’s profile includes wining Stanley Cup rings the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens. Furthermore, he also played for the Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Minnesota North Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers. Ramage had retired after the 1993-94 season.

The victim, Magnuson, was a defenceman who had played his entire 11 season NHL career with Chicago Hawks and retired after the 1979-80 campaign. Magnuson had also coached the team for one season and a half.

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