Thursday, October 06, 2011

Saginaw's Oleksiak inks with Dallas

The Saginaw Spirit announced today that defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has come to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars.

The Toronto native was the Stars' first-round selection, taken 14th overall in the 2011 NHL draft in Minnesota.

Oleksiak is currently in his first Ontario Hockey League season where he has recorded one goal in five games played. Oleksiak spent the 2010-11 season attending Northeastern University in the NCAA ranks where he posted 4-9-13 numbers in 38 games.

Oleksiak was returned to the Spirit just prior to the team’s season opening game in London on September 23 after a successful stay at the Stars' camp where he participated in the Traverse City NHL Prospect Tournament.

The 6-foot-7, 240-pound rearguard is also being considered for a spot with the Canadian national junior team that will participate in the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship after being invited to the team’s development camp this past summer.

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