Saturday, February 23, 2019

Texas Stars Send Goalie Colton Point to Idaho Steelheads

(Credit: Texas Stars)
This afternoon, amid news of two deadline deals for Dallas, the Texas Stars also made an unrelated transaction. This was a simple move to send goaltender Colton Point to the ECHL. With the return of Landon Bow, Texas was carrying three goalies. It's a completely expected and unsurprising move. During his callup, Point made a single appearance for just a minute after Philippe Desrosiers lost a skate blade in Iowa.

As a sidenote, I had to dig all the way back to October to find a photo of Colton Point playing at H-E-B Center. His last time playing at home for Texas was October 27th.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today that goaltender Colton Point has been reassigned by the Dallas Stars from the Texas Stars to the club’s ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads.

Point, 20, saw action in five AHL games this year, totaling a 1-3-1 record, 3.96 GAA, and .854 SV%. The rookie made his AHL debut against the Milwaukee Admirals on Oct. 6 and took the game to a 4-3 decision in overtime. In the ECHL this season, the North Bay, Ontario native has played 10 games for the Steelheads earning a 5-1-0-1 record, 3.31 GAA, and .884 SV%.

Before turning pro, the 6-foot-4 netminder played two seasons at Colgate University. During his sophomore year, Point ranked second among all collegiate goaltenders with a 1.60 GAA and led all goalies with a .950 SV%. Point compiled a 18-17-7 career record and was a finalist for the Mike Richter Award in 2018.

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