Dallas Stars sign Chase Wheatcroft to entry-level contract

The Dallas Stars have announced they have signed forward Chase Wheatcroft to a three-year entry-level contract. The contract will start in the 2023-24 season.

Wheatcroft, 20, is signed as an undrafted free agent. He currently plays for the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League where he has 47 goals and 104 points in 65 games this season. He is second among WHL points leaders behind Connor Bedard. He has 11 goals and 27 points over a 14-game point streak, including five games with three or more points. Two weeks after being named WHL Player of the Week, the Calgary Alberta product was named WHL Player of the Month for February; end the month with three consecutive multi-point games in that span.

Wheatcroft began his WHL career in 2019-20 with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and had 29 points in 59 games. In 2020-21 during the « bubble season » due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Wheatcroft totaled 15 points in 23 games. He spent the 2021-22 season with the Hurricanes for 22 games before being dealt to the Winnipeg Ice. He joined the Charged Ice, which at the time was the best team in the WHL. The club had talents like Buffalo Sabers first-round pick Matthew Savoie, Arizona Coyotes first-round pick Conor Geekie, Minnesota Wild prospect Mikey Milne and 2023 top prospect Zach Benson. Wheatcroft had 20 points (12 goals, 8 assists) in 30 games, while also collecting six points in 15 WHL playoff games. In four seasons in the WHL, he played 202 games and totaled 78 goals and 108 assists for 186 points. He joins a stable prospect pool in Texas with Wyatt Johnston, Logan Stankoven and Mavrik Bourque to name a few.

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