|Former NHL player pleads guilty in N.J. gambling ring case|
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|Friday, 25 May 2007 05:36|
Tocchet, who played for Phialdelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington and Phoenix in a career that spanned 22 seasons, is on leave from his job as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Coyotes. He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to promote gambling and promoting gambling. Such offenses usually do not carry a jail sentence for first-time offenders.
The 43-year-old Tocchet is the third man to plead guilty in the case, which New Jersey authorities dubbed ``Operation Slapshot.'' The others are expected to get jail time.