Devils’ Nico Daws flirting with DEB move

Goalkeeper Nico Daws from the New Jersey Devils is able to imagine playing in Germany in the near future. At the moment the goalkeeper who is 20 years old who has German as well as Canadian nationality, has played for Canada’s juniors on international levels.

However, in principle changing his affiliation with an association like the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB) could be possible for the player, as he stated when he spoke to Sky Sport. “If there is an opportunity, I have to make a decision. Maybe I’ll play for Germany then, but I don’t know yet. The Winter Games in Milan 2026 – that would be a cool thing,” said the player.

The family was established in Munich in the year 2000, Daws is the son of an German mother as well as an Canadian father. At the age of 6 months Daws moved with his parents to Burlington in Ontario. Ontario.

After a few successes in Canada’s junior ranks, Daws was ranked as the best goalie talent within North America in the 2020 NHL Draft. The Devils ultimately chose him as 84th overall at the end of the three-round. The next high point of his young career came the following year: together with Canada he took home an Olympic gold medal in the U20 World Championships in the Czech Republic.

Since the beginning of 2020/21 OHL season was delayed because of the corona pandemic, Daws switched to ERC Ingolstadt in November of 2020. “The time in Ingolstadt was important for me. The DEL is a very good league and I was lucky to have helpful teammates and coaches,” Daws said.

Then, in May of 2021 Daws was signed to a 3-year, entry level deal to the Devils. “He’s a quiet but nice guy. He got a chance here and made the best of it. He plays very solidly,” New Jersey captain Nico Hischier acknowledged his team in his Sky interview.

In 2021-22, his NHL first season Daws played 19 times (18 in all) and has an 8-9-0 record in matches. The rate of his catch is 89.4 percent, and the goal-against percentage is 3.27. He also played on the ice during the season for Utica Comets. Utica Comets, the Devils’ AHL farm team.