With off-season commitments in full swing, the Nanaimo Clippers are pleased to announce the commitment of 2003 born forward, Kai Daniells. Kai was born in Whistler, British Columbia to a snowboarding family. He ended up moving to the Delta Hockey Academy to start the 2016-2017 hockey season and has now played in that program for four seasons. In 130 overall games at the Delta Hockey Academy, Daniells has accumulated 66 goals and 67 assists for 133 points. He played one game with Chilliwack Chiefs as an AP in the 2019-2020 season as well. Daniells had multiple offers from other BCHL teams but chose to come to Nanaimo given the quality of the program and the attractive city next to the ocean.
Darren Naylor, Head Coach and Vice-President of the Clippers stated: “Kai is a player we have been watching the past couple seasons. He came to our prospect camp last season impressing everyone. I had another chance to see him recently at a tournament and his development has been steadily improving. Kai is definitely somebody who can step right into the league and contribute. He is a gifted offensive player who creates opportunities other players do not. His willingness to go into the dirty areas to score goals sets him apart from a lot of players his age.”
Wes Mussio, owner of the Clippers commented, “Darren Naylor and I have a certain type of player we like for the Clipper brand. Kai is exactly the type of player. He is a great skating playmaking forward with a great compete level. However, what sets them apart is his tenacity and effort level which is key to success in the BCHL. “