Stars Sign F Taylor Vause Out of WHL

The WHL scouts for the Dallas Stars have been busy these past few seasons. After picking up Jamie Benn in the fifth round in 2007, Dallas got Matt Fraser and Brenden Dillon as undrafted free agents last year. This year, it's Taylor Vause of the Swift Current Broncos.

Vause was the team captain for the Broncos, collecting a team high 37 goals, 46 assists and 83 total points. He led in power play goals as well at 15.

Another part of the signing that I really like is Vause's interests in areas other than hockey. For example, he designed his team's pink in the rink and St Patrick's Day other charity jerseys, which you can learn more about in this article from icethetics.

Also, Taylor is on Twitter at @WizardofVause (giving you a hint on how to pronounce that name). That links to his hilarious collection of photoshops of various NHL players onto movie posters. The kid's got talent and he's funny? Leader and a goal scorer? Love the signing.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars announced on Monday that center Taylor Vause (pronounced - VOSS) has been signed to an ATO (amateur tryout agreement).

Vause turns pro after completing a five-year campaign with the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL. The Calgary, Alberta native led the team in scoring, posting career highs in goals (37), assists (46) and points (83). The 20-year-old also led the team with 15 power-play goals. Over the course of his WHL tenure, Vause scored 79 goals and assisted on 110 others for 189 points in 273 games.


  1. Thank you for the welcoming my son to the Texas Stars organization. I want to clarify your comment around him designing a St. Patrick's Day jersey. The above-pictured jersey was designed by Taylor to honor 4 Swift Current Bronco players killed in a bus crash on December 30, 1986. The 4 leaf clover displays the numbers of the 4 Bronco players who died 25 years ago. The team always wears that clover on the left shoulder of every home, away and 3rd jersey.

    1. Thanks for the clarification! I'm glad you're a reader of the blog now.

      Taylor looked good in limited action on Monday. Surprised he made it to town in time to dress, but it was a good showing.

      Thanks to your note, I fixed my original article. I hope for your continued readership.


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