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Former NHL player Patrick Cote sentenced for bank robberies

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Former NHL player Patrick Cote has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after admitting to a pair of bank robberies, according to Montreal radio station CJAD

Cote was reportedly questioned by police in May after he was caught driving a stolen car. It was during questioning that he admitted to robbing a pair of suburban Montreal banks.

According to CJAD, Cote also has a criminal record for "armed assault, drug offenses and other charges." 

Cote was a second-round pick of the Dallas Stars in 1995. Between 1995 and 2001, Cote played for the Stars, Predators and Oilers

After his NHL career, Cote played in a low-level Quebec-based minor league called the North American Hockey League. 

- Dan Gartland

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