Latest Update: Just In Dallas Stars Confirm THE Signing OF Another Top Sensational Star

The Dallas Stars have reportedly agreed to a deal with 20-year-old defenseman Connor Punnett, a free agency, according to Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek.

The agreement will take effect in the 2024–25 NHL season.

Punnett, who splits his season between the Barrie Colts and the Oshawa Generals, is in his fourth OHL campaign. Before being traded later in the season, the North Bay, Ontario native had 31 points in 34 games. The tough defenseman has five goals and 19 points in 25 games with Oshawa.

Punnett was selected by Saginaw with the 19th overall pick in the 2019 OHL Draft, following a successful campaign with the North Central Predators. He played for both the Spirit and Barrie in the 2019–20 season, scoring six points in 51 contests. But it soon became apparent that his main weapon was engaging in the kind of physical, confrontational play that has kept him so successful for so long.

Punnett scored three points in five games on his Team Canada debut at the U-17 World Hockey Challenge in 2019. The next year, while the OHL was in sitting mode due to COVID-19, he skated in one game in Sweden against Kalmar HC in HockeyEttan.

The 6-foot-2, 198-pound blueliner has since played in 240 OHL games, scoring 30 goals and amassing 115 points. Prior to the OHL Trade Deadline, he was greatly sought after, and Oshawa was able to acquire his talents in time for the team’s postseason run. The Generals are 7-1-2 in their last ten games and sit third in the Eastern Conference with 75 points, one point behind the top-seeded Brantford Bulldogs, with Punnett starting the lineup.

Punnett is anticipated to play for one of Dallas’ two minor league clubs in 2024–2025: the Iowa Stars of the AHL or the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL.

A few hours after the NHL Trade Deadline ended, on Friday night, the Stars will skate next against the Anaheim Ducks. On Saturday, they will play Los Angeles to wrap up their three-game road journey across California. They are hoping that this matchup will be simpler than their 7-6 victory against San Jose on Tuesday.

 

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