Former Chicago Blackhawk Keith Magnuson was killed in a car accident Monday.
He was 56.
Magnuson was the type of player who just wouldn’t be popular today. All he cared about was the Hawks. He became an on-ice fighter because it was the easiest way to slide into the Blackhawks line-up. He wasn’t flashy or creative, but he sure loved hockey. I know this because I read Magnuson’s autobiography NONE AGAINST.
Magnuson was nothing if not charming. He loved hockey. He loved talking about it. He was also religious, without being overbearing. He came off as very sincere in his book. If you happen to see a copy in your library, pick it up.