Mike Danton says he wants to return to the NHL more than five years after he was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in the Unites States.

Danton's parole ends Friday. That will lift his travel restrictions and free him of regular checks with corrections officials. He was released from a U.S. prison in March 2009 following his 2004 conviction in a failed murder-for-hire plot.

The 30-year-old Danton says he recognizes the obstacles to an NHL return. He's been out of the league for more than six years and teams would be wary of him because of his conviction.

Danton played in the NHL with St. Louis and New Jersey. He now plays for the Saint Mary's Huskies in Halifax.