Joel Daccord

Ottawa Senators
www.thelantern.com

Fantasy Summary

Lacks pedigree but has good size and great results from college hockey.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 19, 1996
Height 6‘2”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 7; Overall: 199

Observations

June 2019 – It was a whirlwind season for Daccord. After signing with Ottawa, he found himself playing his first NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres. He will begin next season as part of a three-headed goalie monster in Belleville. At this point, it looks as though Daccord will probably find himself playing for Brampton of the ECHL. That’s not a slight to him but rather will give him the best opportunity to see pucks and continue his development. This late round gem still needs some shining and could be a sneaky find for the Senators two seasons from now. Jordan Deshane

February 2019- What a season it has been for the Arizona State Junior. He has posted a .930 SVS% and a 2.20 GAA in 32 games for the Sun Devils. The veteran netminder has carried his team to a possible entry in the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo next month- a major accomplishment for a program that only joined the NCAA four years ago. Expectations have been low for Daccord, drafted 199th overall in 2015. He has shown this year that he has the potential to be a stud in net. The pressure is on for Ottawa to sign him this year. The odds are strong that they will. Ottawa will need a couple of years of development before they can realistically make a push. It would be in their best interests to have Daccord logging big minutes in either Belleville or in the ECHL with Brampton to ready his game for a push to the NHL in 2021. While goalie development can be challenging to project, Ottawa may have found a major diamond in the rough. Jordan Deshane

January 2018 – Daccord has been a regular in the ice bath this year as he’s been on the firing line on a nightly basis. Defense appears to be an entrepreneurial activity at Arizona State as the seventh round pick has faced 40 or more shots in nine of his 20 starts. The good news is that Daccord leads the entire NCAA in both shots faced (732) and saves (667). The bad news is he’s also given up the second most goals (65). He’s sits with a 6-10-4 record and has a 3.32 GAA and 0.911 SVS, both massive improvements over his 2016-17 numbers. Brad Phillips

June 2017 – Going to a newly-created program can be a bit of a good news-bad news situation for a player, expecially for a goaltender, and that was certainly the case for Daccord. Playing in 15 games for the Sun Devils, the most out of the three ‘tenders, Daccord saw a lot of rubber to the tune of an average of 27 shots per night, and posted some ugly numbers with a 3-8-1 record, 4.04 GAA and 0.892 SVS. The latter two marks were second-last and eighth-last in the nation respectively. Daccord put himself behind the eight ball very early on in the season getting shellacked for nine goals in his first NCAA game against one of the top teams in the nation, Notre Dame. But it wasn’t all bad – over his final eight starts he did show signs of improvement that potentially bode well for the coming season, improving his GAA by 0.87 goals and increased his save percentage by 28 points. Where Daccord plays in 2017-18 is still not clear with rumours suggesting that he might follow in the footsteps of his father, current Maple Leafs goaltending consultant Brian Daccord, and head to Switzerland to play for Ambri-Piotta. Brad Phillips

January 2016 – Passed over in his first year of eligibility, Joel “Joey” Daccord was selected by the Ottawa Senators with their final pick in the 2015 draft. Daccord rocketed up the Central Scouting rankings going from the 29th ranked goalie in the midterm rankings to 10th in the final rankings. Central Scouting had this to say about Daccord “He’s a very good positional goalie who plays a quiet, calm and relaxed style,” said Al Jensen of Central Scouting. “He spreads out well and plays the top of the paint on most shots, has excellent balance in his stance and lateral movements. He’s got great instincts, reads and reacts very well and reminds me a lot of the way Curtis Joseph played.” After spending the past five seasons playing in the US High School system (earning first team USA Today High School All-USA Boys Hockey team honours in his final year), Daccord has stepped up a level playing for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL. Serving as the team’s number one goalie the results have been mixed, posting a record of 11-9-2 with a 0.902 save percentage, a 2.92 GAA and two shutouts. Daccord has one big thing advantage over his fellow goaltending peers in that his father owns a goaltending school and was a former goalie coach for the Boston Bruins. He is committed to the newly formed hockey hot bed of Arizona State for the 2016-17 season. Brad Phillips


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2010-2011 North Andover High USHS-MA 22 2.27 - |        
 2011-2012 North Andover High USHS-MA 25 1.53 .918 |        
 2012-2013 Cushing Academy USHS-Prep 12 1.96 .926 |        
 2013-2014 Cushing Academy USHS-Prep 32 2.57 .923 |        
 2014-2015 Cushing Academy USHS-Prep 16 1.80 .933 |        
  Boston Jr. Bruins USPHL Premier 11 1.51 - |        
 2015-2016 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 48 3.10 .904 |        
 2016-2017 Arizona State Univ. NCAA 15 4.03 .892 |        
 2017-2018 Arizona State Univ. NCAA 32 3.51 .909 |        
 2018-2019 Arizona State Univ. NCAA 35 2.35 .926 |        
  Ottawa Senators NHL 1 5.00 .875 |        
 2019-2020 Belleville Senators AHL - - - |        

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