Mercyhurst College announced on Friday that outgoing senior forward and NHL free agent Daniel O'Donoghue has signed a two-year entry level contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.
The first thing that jumps out about O'Donoghue is his enormous size. The big left winger from Long Island, NY is listed at 6'5" 201 lbs. He showed a deft scoring touch with the Lakers this season as well, netting 15 goals and 28 assists for a total of 43 points in 38 games played. He finished tied for 18th in the nation in scoring, and tied for sixth in scoring in Atlantic Hockey. He becomes the fifth player in Mercyhurst history to sign an NHL contract.
O'Donoghue will report to the Coyotes AHL affiliate in Portland, Maine.