Friday, March 10, 2017

Dallas Stars Sign G Landon Bow to Entry-Level Contract

Landon Bow (Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
The Dallas Stars have signed goalie Landon Bow to an entry-level contract. The deal is a two-year contract for the rookie goalie. Just last week, we wrote about why a deal like this would make sense for the Dallas Stars.

Here's what I wrote about Bow at the time:
Here's my argument. Dallas has gambled more on less. Without a single game of professional experience, Dallas signed Maxime Lagace to an entry-level contract. Bow has 16 games in the AHL to add to 19 in the ECHL. He had solid numbers in his junior career, including a deep playoff run in his final season with Seattle. An entry-level deal for Bow would lock down an AHL/ECHL goalie for the time being and allow the Stars to develop his talents further. Goalies don't hit their prime years until later in their 20s. With proper development, Bow could be an asset that Dallas gets 'for free' thanks to good junior scouting.
Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Landon Bow to a two-year entry level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Bow, 21, split the 2016-17 season between the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. Bow posted a 7-7-0 record with a 3.17 goals against average and a .894 save percentage in 16 regular-season appearances with Texas. The goaltender also logged a 15-4-0 record with a 2.15 GAA and a .933 SV% in 21 games with Idaho.

The goaltender spent four seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL) from 2012-16, amassing a record of 74-56-13 with a 2.91 GAA and a .912 SV% in 160 career WHL regular-season contests with Swift Current and Seattle.

The 6-foot-5, 208-pound native of St. Albert, Alberta was originally undrafted and was signed by Texas to an AHL contract on June 1, 2016.

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