JOYCEVILLE, Ont. - A parole hearing for former NHL player Mike Danton, jailed for allegedly trying to have his coach killed, is set to take place today in eastern Ontario.

Danton, a native of Brampton, Ont., pleaded guilty in 2004 in the U.S. in a failed murder-for-hire plot that allegedly targeted David Frost.

Frost was acquitted last year of sexual exploitation charges involving two of his young players when he coached the junior A Quinte Hawks, Danton's old team.

Danton was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison in the U.S. and was transferred to a Kingston, Ont.-area facility in March, when he reached full parole eligibility.

National Parole Board members will conduct the hearing and they usually return the same day with a decision.

Danton's plea agreement in 2004 did not identify Frost as the intended victim, but prosecutors said in open court that Frost was the man Danton wanted killed.

Frost was also acquitted in February of a charge he fraudulently used Danton's credit card.

Danton spent parts of three seasons playing for the St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils.

In 87 career NHL games, the 28-year-old had nine goals, five assists and 182 penalty minutes.

He was the Devils' fifth-round pick, 135th overall, in the 2000 NHL entry draft.