Former NHLer jailed for bank robberies

A former NHL player has been sent to prison for 30 months after confessing to a pair of bank robberies on the South Shore.

39-year old Patrick Cote caught the eye of police in May when the car he was driving broke down in Candiac. When the patrol officers realized the car had been reported stolen in Ontario, they took Cote to the station for questioning.

That's when he admitted to investigators that he'd robbed a CIBC branch in Brossard in May and a Laurentian Bank in Saint Constant a few days later.

Cote was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1995. During his NHL career, he also played for Nashville and Edmonton.

He has a criminal record for armed assault, drug offenses and other charges.

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  1. ric posted on 07/22/2014 08:51 AM
    Can anyone figure out our stupid judicial system our our stupid judges? Robs 2 banks, steals a car, already has convictions for armed assault, drugs etc... and gets 30 months. He'll be out before Christmas to rob another bank.
    No wonder there's so much crime.
    1. Juge posted on 07/22/2014 12:33 PM
      @ric Could not agree with Ric more. If any ONE of his convictions were a first offence, I could see a 30 month sentence as being justified, but with so many previous convictions, I think it is safe to assume this guy has to be off the streets for a helluva lot longer than just 30 months. I would have been ok with 7-10 years, but they never asked my opinion.
      Where is the disincentive to others who are tempted to offend? The judge should be ashamed of him/herself.
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