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Dallas Stars Prospects: Dillon Heatherington

Dillon Heatherington
Position: Defenseman
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 pounds
Shoots: Left
Born: May 9, 1995
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta
Acquired: Traded to Dallas from Columbus in exchange for F Lauri Korpikoski (March 1, 2017)

2017-18

Playing for Texas Stars of the AHL.

Background

Played 60 AHL games with both Cleveland and Texas in 2016-17, registering 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists). Picked up 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 22 games with Texas after being acquired by Dallas in a trade with Columbus. Played first full pro season in 2015-16, recording 19 points (3 goals, 16 assists) in 63 games with Lake Erie of the AHL. Had 3 assists in 15 playoff games as Lake Erie won the AHL’s Calder Cup. Played 247 WHL games with Swift Current, recording 87 points (13 goals, 74 assists). Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship. Drafted by Columbus in the 2nd round (50th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Scouting Report

Big defensive defenseman who plays a pretty simple game, keeping mistakes to a minimum. Moves the puck well. Not a lot of offensive upside but can play a shutdown role.

Quotable

“He’s a big, strong heavy defenseman who plays with a lot of energy.” – Texas Stars coach Derek Laxdal

Stats

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Calgary Bronks Bantam AAAAMBHL33 2 1416 12|        
 2009-2010 Calgary Flames Bantam AAAAMBHL32 8 1624 34|        
 2010-2011 Calgary Flames Midget AAAAMHL31 0 1111 44|Playoffs4 0 00
  Swift Current BroncosWHL1 0 00 0|        
  Team Alberta CWG6 0 44 2|        
 2011-2012 Swift Current BroncosWHL57 2 810 63|        
 2012-2013 Swift Current BroncosWHL71 4 2327 80|Playoffs5 0 33
  Canada U18WJC-187 1 01 4|        
 2013-2014 Swift Current BroncosWHL70 6 2935 63|Playoffs6 0 11
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 4|        
 2014-2015 Swift Current BroncosWHL48 1 1415 48|Playoffs4 0 00
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 0|        
  Springfield FalconsAHL3 0 11 0|        
  Canada U20WJC-207 0 00 2|        
 2015-2016 Cleveland MonstersAHL63 3 1619 50|Playoffs15 0 33
 2016-2017 Cleveland MonstersAHL38 1 56 30|        
  Texas StarsAHL22 2 68 21|        
 2017-2018 Texas StarsAHL26 3 811 23|        

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