Photo by using Kevin Hurley around among performs as ASU beats Michigan State five-4 in Tempe, Arizona on Friday, Nov. Nine, 2019.
By Nathan Hiatt ago
Just some days after ASU hockey finished its ancient season, junior goaltender Joey Daccord made other records with the program.
Daccord became the primary Sun Devil to signal an NHL access-level deal, agreeing to a two-12 months agreement with the Ottawa Senators, according to an ASU press launch on Monday. Daccord turned into at the beginning drafted within the 2015 NHL Draft to the Senators within the seventh round as a 199th typical choose.
“It is a super honor and something I’ve worked closer to my complete existence and couldn’t have executed it without Arizona State University, educate (Greg) Powers and the entire staff at Sun Devil hockey,” Daccord said in the press launch. “I am tremendously grateful for all people this is a part of this, consisting of the Ottawa Senators enterprise.”
Along with being a special day for Daccord, it’s also a milestone for the up-and-coming Sun Devil hockey software, which was the first impartial to make the NCAA Tournament considering that Alaska-Anchorage in 1992.
How this all came to fruition is surreal, Daccord said, who formally signed with the same expert enterprise that drafted him in 2015.
“It’s insane to reflect consideration on, especially when I devoted, Arizona State hadn’t even played a Division I recreation yet,” he stated inside the press release. “Now to be the first to sign an NHL agreement out of ASU is something that I am exceedingly pleased with.”
The North Andover, Massachusetts, native finished his ASU profession with a 32-forty-7 document, .913 shop percentage and three.07 desires against average.
Daccord – a 2019 Mike Richter Award finalist – made a name for himself this season with an impressive marketing campaign, where he ranked as one of the nice goaltenders in each statistical category, consisting of an NCAA-main seven shutouts throughout the normal season.
He explained that his time in Tempe shaped him for this new adventure.
“I couldn’t have executed it without all and sundry here and Sun Devil Nation,” he said. “It’s definitely an awesome moment.”
Powers gave Daccord excessive reward as well.
“We couldn’t be extra proud of Joey,” Powers stated. “Joey came right here to set a general, and he did that and extra. Joey is a Sun Devil for life, and we can not wait to guide him on his journey within the National Hockey League with the Ottawa Senators.”
Daccord will join Ottawa for the final three games inside the season, that is on the New York Rangers on Wednesday, on the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday and Saturday at home towards the Columbus Blue Jackets.
With the Senators (28-44-6) definitely eliminated from playoff rivalry, having the worst document within the league, Daccord should find himself playing in his first NHL game extraordinarily soon.
But earlier than he joins the Senators on Tuesday, he had a message for Ottawa lovers.
“I’m honestly excited and looking ahead to the opportunity, and might wait to get began,” Daccord stated. “Go Sens Go.”