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).