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Stars sign defenseman Ben Gleason to three-year, entry-level contract

The 20-year-old finished ninth among all OHL blueliners with 48 points for Hamilton last season

by Staff Report @DallasStars / Press Release

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Ben Gleason to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Gleason, 20, finished ninth among all OHL defensemen with 48 points (9-39=48) in 63 regular-season games with Hamilton in 2017-18. He also ranked eighth among League blueliners with 39 assists in 2017-18, while his six power play goals were good for sixth among OHL defensemen. The defenseman registered 18 points (3-15=18) in 21 postseason contests, helping Hamilton win the OHL championship. Gleason's 18 points in the postseason shared first among OHL defensemen and were tied for fifth among all team skaters.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound native of Ortonville, Mich. has recorded 125 points (22-103=125) in 236 career regular-season contests over four OHL seasons with Hamilton and London. Gleason has also appeared in 32 games in the OHL Playoffs, recording 20 points (3-17=20).

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