Ottawa Senators sign goaltender Joey Daccord to a three-year contractby Sens Communications @Media_Sens / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has signed goaltender Joey Daccord to a three-year contract. The first (two-way) year of the contract will carry an annual value of $700,000 in the National Hockey League and $175,000 in the American Hockey League while the second (two-way) year carries an annual value of $750,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the AHL. The third season, which is a one-way agreement, has an annual value of $800,000.
A native of North Andover, Mass., Daccord, 24, spent the majority of the 2019-20 campaign with the AHL's Belleville Senators where he tied for the B-Sens' lead in wins (15) while registering team-bests in goals-against average (2.60) and in save percentage (.915) over 24 games. He also posted one shutout victory in what was his first professional season. He began the season with the ECHL's Brampton Beast, earning a record of 7-5-0 with one shutout over 12 contests.
"We've been very pleased with Joey's development," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "He's a big, athletic goalie and an excellent puck handler who exudes the necessary confidence to compete at the highest level. He's become a valuable asset within our pool of goaltending prospects."
A finalist for the Mike Richter Award, presented annually to the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA hockey, Daccord was also a nominee for the Hobey Baker Award in recognition of college hockey's top player when he concluded his collegiate career with the Arizona State Sun Devils in 2018-19.
The Senators seventh-round pick (199th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft, Daccord has played one NHL game and made 35 saves in a 5-2 setback at Buffalo on April 4, 2019. The contest also saw him become the first former Sun Devil to make his NHL debut.
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