Dallas Stars Sign High-Scoring Prospect

The Dallas Stars have signed prospect Chase Wheatcroft to a three-year, entry-level contract. 

After recording a 38-point campaign in 55 games last season split between the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Winnipeg Ice, Wheatcroft has exploded this campaign. In 65 games played with the Prince George Cougars, he has 47 goals to go along with a whopping 104 points. As a result, it is easy to see why the Stars have decided to take a chance on the undrafted forward. He, without a doubt, has earned this ELC. 

With this move, the Stars are taking a chance on a young forward who is excelling at the junior level. Time will tell how much of his offensive production can translate over to the professional level, but it is easy to understand why the Stars have decided to take a chance on him. At worst, they have simply added to their prospect pool.

Nevertheless, we will now need to wait and see if Wheatcroft becomes a high-impact NHL player later down the road from here.

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