Ex-NHLer to play for college team

Updated: January 26, 2010, 8:04 PM ET
Associated Press

HALIFAX -- Mike Danton, the former NHL player convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, is expected to play his first game for Saint Mary's University on Wednesday.

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Athletic director Steve Sarty confirmed Tuesday that the 29-year-old Danton will suit up against for the first time against the Acadia Axemen in Halifax.

Danton was released from prison in September after serving more than five years in the United States and Canada. He enrolled earlier this month at Saint Mary's.

Current rules set by Canadian Interuniversity Sport allow him to play varsity hockey for three years.

Danton scored 10 goals in 92 games with the St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils.

He was convicted in 2004 in a murder-for-hire plot.


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