Duck Lake’s Daylin Smallchild is taking his hockey talents to Germany.
Following two seasons with the Swan Valley Stampeders in the MJHL, the 21-year-old defenceman has inked a pro deal with the Mannheim Maddogs in the Regionalliga League.
“I’m excited to go overseas and experience a different culture altogether,” said Smallchild in a news release. “I’m very excited about going to Mannheim, Germany to continue my hockey career. After conversations with team representatives, I jumped on the opportunity. I can’t thank head coach Taurean White enough for the help he gave me and the guidance through the entire process.”
In two seasons with the Stampeders, Smallchild had 46 points in 111 games. He spent the 2015-16 season with the Onion Lake Border Chiefs in the NEAJBHL.
“Smallchild plays a very structured style of hockey,” said Swan Valley Stampeders Head Coach and GM Taurean White in a news release. “He is a passionate player who continued to put up points in any situation. We as an organization are excited about Daylin Smallchild turning pro and wish him nothing but the absolute best overseas in Germany.”
Smallchild played midget hockey with the Beardy’s Blackhawks.
(PHOTO: Daylin Smallchild. Photo courtesy of Swan Valley Stampeders.)