The Stars still have at least one more slot to fill on the blue line, either by tryout contract or by assignment from Dallas. If Trevor Daley can play tonight for Dallas, Carl Sneep would be assigned. However, Dallas has to have a backup.
In an interesting note, Johnston played four games with Cornell in 2007-08, lining up along side former Star Ray Sawada who was then in his senior season for the Big Red.
Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today defenseman Jacob Johnston has signed an amateur tryout contract.
Johnston, 24, joins Texas from Dalhousie University of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The Sudbury, Ontario native appeared in 28 games for the Tigers this season, scoring 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) and 50 penalty minutes. Over his four-year career in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Johnston played in 109 career CIS games for Dalhousie, posting 46 points (11 goals, 35 assists) and 138 penalty minutes. The defenseman also played one season of NCAA Division I college hockey with Cornell University of the ECAC, appearing in four games with the Big Red and scoring one goal.