Ex-NHLer Mike Danton, who came to Saint Mary’s University in January to turn his life around, is expected to be named an academic all-Canadian next week.
Canadian Interuniversity Sport, which identifies academic all-Canadians as varsity athletes with grade point averages of 3.7 or greater, will officially release the list Monday.
Huskies head coach Trevor Stienburg confirmed yesterday Danton will be on it.
The 29-year-old Danton joined the Huskies in January after spending five years in prison for being convicted of a plot to kill his former agent.
He played a crucial second-line role for the Huskies despite a long layoff from the game, helping the club win a national title last March.
Danton enrolled in three introductory courses during his first semester at Saint Mary’s, studying sociology, psychology and English literature.
He also stayed in Halifax and took summer courses. He has been sitting out during Atlantic University Sport pre-season play because of a bicep contusion.