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Dakota Joshua

Born:May 15, 1996Draft: 2014 Maple Leafs, 128th Overall
Hometown:Dearborn, MichiganPosition:Centre
Known For:2015 USHL Clark Cup ChampionShoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Vancouver Canucks

Dakota Joshua (born May 15, 1996) is a current American ice hockey player, currently under contract with the Vancouver Canucks. Drafted 128th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Joshua was known for his athleticism and physical style. He put up respectable numbers with Ohio State University of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), but struggled in his first year in the American Hockey League (AHL). Joshua found some consistency with the Tulsa Oilers of the ECHL, registering 11 points in 20 games, but it wasn’t enough for Toronto to consider keeping. In 2019, his rights were traded to the Blues for future considerations.

Dakota Joshua Vancouver Canucks
Dakota Joshua, Vancouver Canucks (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Joshua immediately signed a two-year, entry-level contract, as the Blues saw promise in his game from his college tenure. He scored his first career goal in his debut, and appeared in 12 games throughout the season, spending the remainder of the year with the Utica Comets. In 2021-22, he appeared in 30 games with St. Louis, amassing three goals and five assists. He got his first taste of NHL playoff hockey in 2022, playing on a line with Tyler Bozak and Alexei Toropchenko.

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Deeper Dive


  • USHL Clark Cup Champion (2015)
  • NCAA (B1G) Honorable Mention All-Star Team (2017)
  • NCAA (B1G) Regular Season Champion (2019)