Former Oiler Patrick Cote sentenced to 30 months in jail
EDMONTON – Former NHL player and Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Cote was sentenced to 30 months in jail after pleading guilty to robbing two banks in the Greater Montreal Area.
Montreal’s CJAD 800 reports that the 39-year-old La Salle, Quebec native drew the eye of authorities when he was found stranded on the side of the road in Candiac, Quebec due to apparent car troubles.
According to reports, police discovered the vehicle was reported stolen in Ontario and brought Cote in for questioning where he admitted to robbing the two Quebec banks.
This isn’t Cote’s first run-in with the law. In 2002, he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of conspiracy after police found 30 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.
Cote played 105 games in the NHL with the Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, and Edmonton Oilers, scoring one goal and two assists with 377 penalty minutes over his six-year NHL career.
He was traded to the Oilers from Nashville in 2000, and played six games with the Oilers.
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