Thursday, July 24, 2014
Patrick Cote Now Serving 30 Months in Prison
The story below is taken from various sources in the
area. It is obvious that Quebec Cote has lived on the
edge for many years. He was not a bad hockey player, having scored 20 goals one
season in the
League. There are plenty of players at that level who would love to score 20
There are many players who would like to say they played more than 100 games in the NHL. But I am sure that none of them would like to be in
Cote’s shoes at this
moment. Just sad.
“Patrick Cote, who played 105 games in the NHL, has been sent to prison for 30 months after he confessed to two bank robberies according to CJAD 800 AM in
. The 39-year-old former enforcer
spent time with the Dallas
Stars, Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers over parts of six NHL seasons. Montreal
That's when he admitted to investigators that he'd robbed a CIBC branch in
in May and a Laurentian Bank in Saint
Constant a few days later. Brossard
In 2002, he was arrested in
after police found 30 pounds of marijuana in his car. He pleaded guilty to a
reduced charge, but had twice violated his parole. He turned himself into Malone, N.Y.
authorities in 2011 for one such violation. U.S.
CJAD also reported
has armed assault on his record.
Cote was drafted 37th overall by the
Stars in 1995. He
scored just one goal in his career and also had two assists. All three points
came in 1998-99 when he appeared in 70 games with the Predators, his only full
season in the league. That year he racked up 242 of his 377 career penalty
The La Salle, Quebec, native's post-NHL career included seven seasons in what is now known as the LNAH, a circuit known primarily for its fighting.
It's always unfortunate to see a pro athlete fall from grace, but it seems like this has been a path
Cote has been on for a while. Still, copping to robbing
banks is a way long way away from the NHL.”
From the Bleacher Report.