Daccord Selected by Seattle in NHL Expansion Draft
SEATTLE -- Sun Devil Hockey alum Joey Daccord was selected by the Seattle Kraken in the National Hockey League's Expansion Draft on Wednesday night. The goaltender joins the newest and 32nd NHL team after three seasons with the Ottawa Senators organization.
Daccord played at ASU from 2016-2019 before becoming the first Arizona State player to sign an NHL entry-level contract on April 1, 2019, and the first to play in an NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres on April 4, 2019. He was selected in the seventh round, 199th overall, of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators, becoming the first drafted Sun Devil to not play anywhere collegiately but Arizona State.
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The Boston native appeared in eight games for the Senators, notching a .897 save percentage. He recorded his first NHL win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 14, 2021.
Joey Daccord gets his first NHL win against Toronto after Matt Murray got injured in warm-ups. His post-game interview was awesome. pic.twitter.com/Jw6urNTsfw
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) March 15, 2021
No stranger to building a team from the ground up, Daccord is one of ASU's founding Division I ice hockey student-athletes. He joined the program as a freshman in 2016 as ASU was in just it's second season at the NCAA DI level.
In his three seasons at ASU, Daccord etched himself in the program's record books and exemplified the team's #BeTheTradition motto. He stood between the pipes in ASU's first ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2018-19 and was a finalist for the Mike Richter Award. Despite making his NHL debut after his junior year, Daccord still owns ASU's most wins in program history at 34.
In 2018-19, Daccord set program records, including starting all 35 games for the Sun Devils at 21-13-1. He ranked among the top goaltenders in all stat lines, including NCAA-leading seven shutouts during the regular season, and finishing with a .926 save percentage and 2.35 goals against average.
He finished his collegiate career with a 32-40-7 record, .913 save percentage and 3.07 goals against average.
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Follow Joey on social media on Twitter and Instagram at @JDac35.