March 28, 1986 |
Labrador City, NL, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Columbus Blue Jackets
UNB Varsity Reds
|NHL Draft||93rd overall, 2004
Columbus Blue Jackets
Dan LaCosta (born March 28, 1986 in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador) is a retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender who last played with the Cardiff Devils of the EIHL. He was drafted in the third round, 94th overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to becoming professional, LaCosta played junior ice hockey with the Wellington Dukes, Owen Sound Attack, and the Barrie Colts.
LaCosta received many call-ups from the Columbus Blue Jackets American Hockey League farm team, the Syracuse Crunch. In American Hockey League Syracuse he posted a record in his career overall a total of 40 wins, 42 losses and 7 ties. On February 10, 2009 against the Colorado Avalanche, LaCosta received his first NHL shutout in his second NHL career start for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was only the 2nd goaltender in Newfoundland And Labrador history to play in the National Hockey League. LaCosta was one of only four players to play in the National Hockey League from the Labrador sector of Newfoundland and Labrador, the others being Darryl Williams (Los Angeles Kings), Pascal Pelletier (Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks), and Chad Penney (Ottawa Senators).
After taking multiple blows to the head in the EIHL with the Cardiff Devils, he was advised by doctors to stop playing hockey due to recurring concussion symptoms, and retired on December 17, 2013.
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