Loveland, CO - Daniel Maggio has a little bit before taking the ice in Anaheim, but being the lone selection for the Komets in the ECHL All-Star Game certainly is putting his star on the raise.
With the game and skills competition this week, the Windsor, ON native is looking to impress the league and those higher up. Maggio will be take part in the hardest shot and accuracy portions.
Before he left for Colorado, the 21 year old had this to say:
“It’s pretty exciting. It’s my first All-Star Game. I’ve just been thinking about the (Komets game) … but as this gets closer, I’m getting more excited and it’s exciting for myself. This will be great to showcase my skills and it’s a different All-Star Game because we’re playing against the Colorado team. I think it will be more competitive than what you see on TV with all-star games. There might be a little bit of hitting and it could be more like a normal game. When I got up there (Bridgeport of the AHL), they told me, ‘Be defensively sound and your offense will come. Pick your spots.’ I played physical, hard in the corners. Winning your 50-50 (battles) is what it comes down to and that’s what I focused on. Defense first and the points will come.”
Luca Caputi has been called up to Norfolk and Brayden Metz has been released.