BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL) have reassigned goaltender Joey Daccord from the Brampton Beast of the ECHL to the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League. In a corresponding move, goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick has been loaned to the Beast from the San Antonio Rampage.
Daccord, 23, in his first professional season has seven wins in 12 games played this season with the Beast and has a 2.85 goals against average and .901 save percentage.
While up with the Belleville Senators of the AHL, Daccord appeared in one game, earning his first win in the AHL, allowing one goal against and recording a .963 save percentage.
The North Andover, Massachusetts, native was drafted by the Ottawa Senators 199th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Senators during the 2018-19 season.
Fitzpatrick has suited up twice for the Beast, once as a starter and once in relief. The goaltender 0-0-1-0 with a 4.11 goals-against average and a save percentage of 0.838 in his brief time with Brampton.
The netminder has also spent time this season with the Tulsa Oilers of the ECHL. The St. John’s, Newfoundland, native has appeared in five games and has a record of 1-3-1 with a 3.61 goals-against average and a save percentage of 0.889.
Fitzpatrick also has American Hockey League experience under his belt and has played eight games with the San Antonio Rampage. He appeared in those games last season.
The young netminder is an NHL draft pick and was selected in the second round, 59th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The Beast are back in action tis coming Friday when they travel to Reading to take on the Royals.