2008-09: Patrick Daly scored 3 goals with 9 assists and was +26 with 19 blocked shots as a sophomore for Benilde-St. Margaret's in Minnesota's North Suburban high school hockey league.
2009-10: Daly scored 1 goal with 11 assists and was +18 in just ten games as a junior for Benilde-St. Margaret's as he missed 17 games after suffering an ankle injury in December. Daly returned to play in the last five games for the Red Knights, including a 6-5 sectional playoff win over Hopkins.
2010-11: Daly was one of the top defensemen in the pre-season Upper Midwest elite hockey league – finishing with 3 goals and 12 assists in 22 games for Team Southeast. Playing for Minnesota White in the Bauer NIT tournament in November, he had a pair of assists in three games as Minnesota White was 3-0 and defeated teams from Northwood School, Shattuck-St. Mary's and the Minnesota Red squad. During the high school season, he scored 3 goals with 37 assists and was +48 for Benilde-St. Margaret's, which finished 21-4. Daly committed to playing at the University of Wisconsin and will make the jump directly from high school to college hockey in 2011-12. Daly was not among the 210 North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings but was selected by the Devils in the 7th round (189th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
2011-12: Daly saw limited ice time as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin – dressing for 11 games and finishing minus-four with 2 penalty minutes. In May, he announced he was no longer going to play hockey. He subsequently transferred to Division III St. Thomas in Minnesota but as of November, 2012 was not on the hockey roster.
Daly’s standout tool is his elite level skating skill, which in this day-in-age is a great tool for a defenseman to have if he wants to have success at the next level. He is offensively skilled with good on-ice vision and passing skills. He also uses his high-end skating and mobility to help him keep good position and defend. Not the most physical player, that’s something Daly can work on as he puts on some muscle and fills out his frame.
Daly abruptly left the University of Wisconsin after his freshman season and at this point in time, it does not look as though he will be pursuing a career in hockey.