The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins congratulate former goaltender Joey Daccord on signing a two-year entry level contract with the Ottawa Senators, as announced on Monday.
The North Andover, Mass., native recently finished his junior season for the Arizona State University Sun Devils and became the first player in the history of the program to sign an NHL contract.
As a junior, Daccord started all of the Sun Devils’ 35 games, posting a 21-13-1 record, a 2.35 goals against average, and a .926 save percentage, and led the team to its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. He was also recently named a finalist for the Mike Richter Award, presented to the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA hockey.
“It’s an incredible honor and something I’ve worked towards my whole life and I couldn’t have done it without Arizona State University, coach [Greg] Powers and the entire staff at Sun Devil Hockey,” Daccord said in a statement. “I’m incredibly thankful for everyone that’s been a part of this, including the Ottawa Senators organization.”
Prior to matriculating at Arizona State, Daccord played the 2010-12 seasons at North Andover High School and for Cushing Academy from 2012 through 2015. He played for the GBL Bruins during his senior season on a team that also included NHL draft picks David Cotton, Patrick Shea, and Jake Massie.
He was drafted after graduating from Cushing with the 199thoverall pick.
Congratulations to Joey and the Daccord family on this tremendous achievement.