Danny Battochio played between the pipes in 42 of the Rapid City Rush’s 64 regular season Central Hockey League games in 2009-10. Battochio had a 2.60 GAA, 2 shutouts and a .917 save percentage, leading the team to first place in the league’s Northern Conference. He also appeared in 16 games in the playoffs as the team took the Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup as playoff champions.
Danny was named CHL ‘Rookie of the Year’ in his first season of professional hockey after three years in the Canadian university system with St. Francis Xavier.
Battochio played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2003-04 to 2005-06, all with the Ottawa 67’s. His save percentage remained above the .900 mark during his OHL career and he was the team’s starter in his final two seasons, appearing in 55 of Ottawa’s 68 games in 2005-06.
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