May 10, 1986 |
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|AHL team (P)
|Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Reading Royals (ECHL)
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
|NHL Draft||146th overall, 2006
He currently plays with the Reading Royals of the ECHL while under contract to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL). Dekanich was selected by the Nashville Predators in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Dekanich, who is of Croatian ancestry, played four years of collegiate hockey at Colgate University. On December 3, 2010 the Nashville Predators called Dekanich up from the Milwaukee Admirals, however he did not make his NHL debut until December 18, 2010 when he played 50 minutes against the Los Angeles Kings in relief of the Predators' starter Anders Lindbäck.
On July 3, 2011, Dekanich was signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets. However, he missed the majority of the 2011–12 season recovering from reconstructive ankle surgery. On July 6, 2012, Dekanich left the Blue Jackets organization and signed as a free agent to a one-year, contract with the Winnipeg Jets.
After two seasons in Zagreb, Dekanich returned to North America, signing a one-year ECHL contract with the South Carolina Stingrays on September 10, 2015. He was invited to AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, training camp prior to the 2015–16 season, and was signed to an AHL contract with the club before he was returned to the Stingrays on October 15, 2015.
Dekanich currently holds the Milwaukee Admirals single season records in both save percentage (0.931) and goals against average (2.02).
Regular season and playoffs
|2012–13||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||35||16||14||1||1914||95||2||2.98||.895||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||27||11||9||6||1630||58||3||2.13||.936||2||0||2||118||7||0||3.57||.890|
|2014–15||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||12||0||10||0||591||47||0||4.76||.838||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||35||20||9||4||2004||72||2||2.16||.925||10||5||4||603||17||2||1.69||.922|
|2016–17||Lehigh Valley Phantoms||AHL||1||0||0||0||33||5||0||9.10||.839||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||2005–06|
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||2006–07|
|All-ECAC Hockey Third Team||2007–08|
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