David Frost: Hockey Agent Targeted in Murder-for-Hire Returns to Game with New Name

Oct 5, 2010 at 8:32 am
Jim McCauley, nee David Frost
Jim McCauley, nee David Frost
Jim McCauley, nee David Frost
David Frost, the much maligned hockey agent who former Blues player Mike Danton allegedly wanted murdered, has returned to the sport using an alias.

As Blues beat writer Andy Strickland first broke last week, Frost is now working under the name Jim McCauley at the Laguna Hockey Academy in southern California helping to instruct young boys learn the game. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times last week, Frost denied that he is hiding his identity. Nor is he actually teaching kids the game. His McCauley Development and Demonstration analyzes video of players and advises on training techniques.

"I'm certainly not running a hockey school. I'm certainly not here on an alias," Frost, er McCauley, told the Times. "We're not ducking. I'm completely legal. The company is completely legal. It's above board."

In 2008 an Ontario court acquitted Frost of bizarre sex allegations involving his players. Still, he remains banned from participating in two Ontario youth leagues as a result of those allegations. Former Blues player Mike Danton -- one of Frost's star proteges -- tried to hire a hitman in 2004 to kill a man staying in his Brentwood apartment. Danton has denied that the intended target was Frost, but his explanation just doesn't add up.

Last fall Danton was paroled from prison after serving five years of his seven-and-a-half year sentence for the murder-for-hire scheme. The 29-year-old is now in college and playing hockey for St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.