THE CARDIFF DEVILS ARE PLEASED TO CONFIRM THE RE-SIGNING OF JOEY HADDAD.
Haddad returns for a seventh season with the Devils after putting up a career-best 35 goals and 33 assists for 68 points in 59 games in all Elite League competitive games. He finished 2nd overall in the League scoring race whilst leading the Devils in goals, points and powerplay goals.
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Haddad was voted onto the League’s First All-Star Team for the first time in his 6 years playing for the Devils. He also picked up four team awards being chosen as the Devils’ Forward of the Year, Red Army Travel Player of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Player’s Player of the Year.
After missing over 20 games in the 2018-19 season due to injury, including all of the playoffs, Haddad was looking to bounce back with a solid year. His work in the off-season and his continued dedication to fitness throughout the 2019-20 season paid off for the 31 year old from Nova Scotia, Canada.
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In his six seasons as a Devil, Haddad has won 3 Conference Titles, 2 Challenge Cups, 2 League Titles and 2 Playoff Championships. Head Coach Andrew Lord describes him as part of the ‘core’ that have been key to the success and have remained with the club since the change in ownership in July 2014.
Despite the league being cut short this season and a number of his teammates departing Cardiff in mid-March, Haddad and his wife Kirsten have remained in Cardiff where they live year round.