Rory Scott Daniels
Left Wing
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 pounds
Born: 9.19.66 Mistawasis, Saskatchewan
How he arrived: Claimed from the Philadelphia Flyers in the waiver draft, 9.28.97
How he left: Did not resign after 98-99 season
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1997-98
NJ
26
0
3
3
1
102
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1998-99
NJ
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
27
0
3
3
1
102
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Daniels only played professionally for 8 seasons, and nearly all of them were played in the AHL, mainly with the
Springfield Indians/Falcons.

He wouldn't see steady NHL action until his last season with the Whalers in 95-96. He only played 53 games, but
amassed 254 PIMs.

At that rate, he would fit in with the Flyers, and actually, he did play for them, getting 237 minutes in only 56 games.

And as you can see, it was more of the same with the Devils.

...As well as the River Rats in 98-99, with 97 in only 13 games.

Man, all those penalty minutes. I would think he wore out his welcome, because 98-99 was the last season he played
professionally. (I'm not sure if he ever "officially" announced his retirement, by the way.) But no, some sources I found
said that the Injury Ninja had struck him repeatedly. (Specifically, the last straw was a concussion that the doctors would
not clear him on.)

He returned to the Springfield area (Feeding Hills/Agawam) after his retirement and played the family man role. At one
point, he coach his daughter Sydney's team (The same Sydney Daniels that is currently playing for Harvard and was
drafted by the NWHL's New York Riveters.)
Entry Draft: 1989 Seventh Round Pick (136th overall) by the
Hartford Whalers
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1997-98
NJ
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
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