Monday, January 10, 2011

Badgers land Minnesota prep defenseman Patrick Daly

Editors Note: Bumped the Daly story back up to the top since it's the most important news of the day.

I started hinting around on twitter earlier in the week that Wisconsin may be looking for another defenseman for the 2011 class. Little did I know this gem was about to fall in our lap.

Thanks to Todd Milewski, we've learned that Wisconsin has landed the services of Benilde-St. Margaret's defenseman Patrick Daly for the 2011-12 season.

According to a press release sent from the school, Daly leads his club in plus/minus with a +27 in only 11 games so far this season. He has 3 goals and 15 points as well. In his career for BSM, Daly has 53 points and is a +112 in 73 games.

Daly sounds excited to join the Wisconsin program next season. “I felt the coach staff there is phenomenal and it’s a dream come true to playin the WCHA, especially for a program held in such high esteem." Daly said in a release.

The 6'0, 180 lb defenseman joins Jake McCabe and Troy Hesketh as committed defensemen in the 2011 class.

Accroding to an article from the Minnesota Hockey Hub, Daly turned down an offer from Nebraska-Omaha and was also receiving serious interest from Minnesota-Duluth.

Benilde-St. Margaret's head coach loves the way his senior captain gets up and down the ice. "Anyone who sees his game always comments on his skating,” Head coach Ken Pauly said. “He has such high-end skating ability that he really is a great prospect for the future."
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