Utica, NY.— The American Hockey League announced today that Utica Comets goaltender Nico Daws has been named to the 2022-23 AHL All-Star Classic. Daws selection marks the first in his professional career.
Daws, 6-foot-4, 205-pounds, entered his second season with the Utica Comets to start season. Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the third round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Daws has skated in 18 games this season for Utica with a record of 10-6-1 holding a 2.67 goals against average with a .905 save percentage. Last season, Daws made his NHL debut for the Devils on October 23rd against the Buffalo Sabres and won the contest at home in New Jersey. In total, Daws has skated in 25 games in the NHL with a record of 10-11-1.
Laval Rocket will host the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Bell. The 2023 AHL All-Star Classic will include the AHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Rona on Sunday, February 5, followed by the AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Monday, February 6 and the AHL All-Star Challenge that evening. The Laval Rocket will host several related activities in and around Place Bell beginning on Saturday, February 4.
The 2023 AHL All Star Classic will feature the top young talent in the American Hockey League: since 1995, more than 94 percent of All-Star Classic participants have gone on to compete in the National Hockey League, including Cam Atkinson, Drake Batherson, Patrice Bergeron, Jordan Binnington, Jack Campbell, John Carlson, Logan Couture, Thatcher Demko, Denis Gurianov, Connor Hellebuyck, Tristan Jarry, Kaapo Kahkonen, Jordan Kyrou, Jonathan Marchessault, Jacob Markstrom, Brandon Montour, William Nylander, Kyle Palmieri, Mikko Rantanen, Dylan Strome, Linus Ullmark, Vitek Vanecek and Mats Zuccarello.
The Comets are back on the ice tonight to play the Cleveland Monsters inside the Adirondack Bank Center. Tickets are still available. Visit www.uticacomets.com for more information.