FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired a third-round selection (73rd overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft via trade from Vancouver in exchange for forward Jason Dickinson.
Dickinson, 26, registered 15 points (7-8=15) in 51 regular-season games in 2020-21, finishing tied for seventh on Dallas with seven goals. The forward shared third on Dallas and matched a career high with two game-winning goals and shared second with one overtime goal. Dickinson led Stars forwards with 49 blocked shots and ranked fourth among team forwards with 78 hits, ranking sixth among all Dallas skaters in both categories. He also paced the club with 28 takeaways and finished the 2020-21 campaign with a career-high 16:12 time on ice per game.
The forward has skated in 221 career regular-season NHL games over six seasons, all with Dallas, and has recorded 63 points (22-38=63). Dickinson has also made two appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, logging nine points (5-4=9) in 40 career postseason contests. Additionally, he's made one trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2019-20, logging two goals (2-0=2). Dickinson won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2013 World U-18 Championship, earning one assist (0-1=1) in three games.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound native of Georgetown, Ont., was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (29th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.