Former Bruin Jonathan charged in shooting death

Former Bruin Jonathan charged in shooting death
November 14, 2012, 8:53 pm
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Former Bruins forward Stan Jonathan has been charged in the shooting death of an Ontario man while on a hunting trip, according to a report.

The former Bruins tough guy has been charged with criminal negligence causing death in the hunting death of Hamilton resident Peter Kosid. According to the report, Kosid was wearing camouflage and bow hunting on a friend's property the morning of Nov. 11 when he was shot and killed, said Const. Derrick Anderson from Six Nations Police.

The 57-year-old Jonathan, a member of the Six Nations tribe, was deer hunting when he fired a bullet that traveled about 375 meters before reportedly hitting Kosid. Jonathan went over to investigate and police were called, Anderson said. Jonathan had a bail hearing in Brantford Wednesday morning and will appear in Brantford court again on Dec. 14.

Jonathan played more than 400 games in the NHL -- including a 19-game stint for the Pittsburgh Penguins -- from 1976 to 1983, but was best known as a feisty Bruins forward for the Lunch Pail A.C. crew under head coach Don Cherry in the late 1970s.

Jonathan scored 91 goals and accumulated 110 assists in the regular season, and had 12 points in 63 playoff games.