Former Blue faces up to 10 years in prison

Updated: October 19, 2004, 7:57 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- The sentencing date for former St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton has been rescheduled from Friday to Nov. 8.

Mike Danton

The office of U.S. District Judge William Stiehl says he had a scheduling conflict and had to change the hearing date.

Danton, who turns 24 on Thursday, pleaded guilty July 16 to charges related to a murder-for-hire plot, a move that almost certainly will end his NHL career.

Prosecutors have said that Danton wanted his agent, David Frost, killed.

Danton faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Last month, a federal jury acquitted co-defendant Katie Wolfmeyer of charges that she helped Danton in the plot.

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