INDEPENDENCE, Missouri – The Missouri Mavericks announced Tuesday the Central Hockey League (CHL) team has signed goaltender Ryan Daniels.
Daniels, 24 (6/22/88), is a fifth round draft pick (151st overall) of the Ottawa Senators in the 2006 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft. A native of Pickering, Ontario, Daniels recently finished his career at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. In his final three years at Wilfrid Laurier, the 6-foot-1, 194-pound goaltender had a 2.89 goals-against average (GAA) and .921 save percentage in 81 games played.
"Ryan as a tremendous track record in the Ontario Hockey League and Canadian University hockey," said Mavericks' Head Coach Scott Hillman. "He has also gained valuable experience participating in a number of NHL and AHL training camps. We are excited to add Ryan to our roster."
Prior to playing collegiately, Daniels played just over four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Saginaw Spirit and the Peterborough Petes. In 166 games played, he finished with an 85-58-14 record, 3.37 GAA and .902 save percentage.
The Mavericks game against the Denver Cutthroats for tonight has been moved to March 13 at Independence Events Center. Missouri's next home game is this Friday, March 1 against the Quad City Mallards. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 745-3000 or by heading to the Silverstein Eye Centers Box Office. Parking is always free at Independence Events Center.