Danny Battochio

Danny Battochio (born December 21, 1985) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. He retired playing with the Rapid City Rush of the ECHL and is a goalie consultant.

Danny Battochio
Born (1985-12-21) December 21, 1985 (age 34)
Lively, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Rapid City Rush
Beibarys Atyrau
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–2016

Playing careerEdit

Battochio played major junior hockey with the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he was twice selected to receive the Roger Neilson Memorial Award as the OHL's top academic College/University player, and also winning the Bobby Smith Trophy as the OHL Scholastic Player of the Year for the 2005–06 season.

Battochio then attended St. Francis Xavier University where he played Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) hockey within the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference. He was recognized for his outstanding play when he was named to the 2008-09 AUS Second All-Star Team.

Battochio turned professional with the 2009–10 Rapid City Rush of the Central Hockey League (CHL), where as a rookie he helped his team capture the Ray Miron President's Cup as the 2009–10 CHL champions. He was also selected as the CHL`s Rookie of the Year and was named to the 2009–10 CHL All-Rookie Team.[1]

In June 2013, Battochio was signed by the Beibarys Atyrau to play the 2013–14 season in Kazakhstan.[2]

After a solid season with Atyrau, Battochio opted to return to his original club, the Rapid City Rush on a one-year deal on August 21, 2014.[3]

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
Roger Neilson Memorial Award 2004–05 [4]
Roger Neilson Memorial Award 2005–06 [5]
Bobby Smith Trophy 2005–06 [5]
AUS Second All-Star Team 2008–09 [6]
Ray Miron President's Cup (with Rapid City Rush) 2009–10 [7]
CHL Rookie of the Year 2009–10 [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rush's Battochio named to CHL All-Rookie team
  2. ^ Rush goalie Battochio reportedly signs to play in Kazakhstan
  3. ^ "Battochio returns to Rush". Rapid City Rush. August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  4. ^ 2004-05 winners of the Roger Neilson Award
  5. ^ a b Ottawa 67's goalie Danny Battochio is the winner
  6. ^ named AUS 2nd team all-star[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Danny Battochio Join Beibarys Atyrau in Kazakhstan
  8. ^ "Rapid City's Danny Battochio Named CHL Rookie of the Year". Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved June 9, 2014.

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