Ottawa Senators sign goaltender Joey Daccord to three-year contract

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Joey Daccord to a three-year contract.

The first two season of the contract are two-way and carry an annual value of US$700,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the American Hockey League in the first season, and $750,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the AHL in the second.

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The third season, which is a one-way agreement, has an annual value of $800,000.

A native of North Andover, Mass., the 24-year-old Daccord spent the majority of the 2019-20 campaign with the AHL’s Belleville Senators where he tied for the team lead in wins (15) while registering team-bests in goals-against average (2.60) and in save percentage (.915) over 24 games.

He began the season with the ECHL’s Brampton Beast, earning a record of 7-5-0 with one shutout over 12 contests.

The Senators selected Daccord in the seventh round (199th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. Daccord has played one NHL game, making 35 saves in a 5-2 loss at Buffalo on April 4, 2019.

"We’ve been very pleased with Joey’s development," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said in a release. "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."

The Senators have made major moves in goal this off-season, letting longtime netminder Craig Anderson leave in free agency, then acquiring Matt Murray in a trade with Pittsburgh and signing him to a four-years, $25-million contract extension.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 17, 2020.

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