Point leaves Colgate after sophomore season to sign entry-level deal with Dallas

Colton Point (Colgate - 32). ((c) Shelley M. Szwast 2016)
Colgate’s Colton Point led all NCAA goalies with a .944 save percentage during the 2017-18 season (photo: Shelley M. Szwast).

The Dallas Stars announced Sunday that the club has signed Colgate goaltender Colton Point to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Point will give up his final two years of eligibility in signing the deal.

During the 2017-18 season, Point appeared in 33 games, posting a 16-12-5 record with a .944 save percentage, a 1.74 GAA and six shutouts. His .944 SV% was the best in school history and ranked first among all NCAA goaltenders, tying the mark for the ninth-best all-time SV% in NCAA history.

Point was also a Second Team All-American, top 10 Hobey Baker Award finalist, Mike Richter Award finalist, ECAC Hockey Player of the Year finalist and ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year finalist. Additionally, he was selected as the 2017-18 Colgate Student-Athlete of the Year.

Internationally, he represented Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., helping his country capture the gold medal. He appeared in one game at the tournament and posted a 1-0 record, stopping all 20 shots he faced.

Point was originally selected by Dallas in the fifth round (128th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.

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