The Dallas Stars season has been full of miracles. One of those miracles is 23 year-old centre Jason Dickinson.
With injuries of players like Tyler Pitlick and Martin Hanzal, the Stars have been in desperate need for a player that will not waver under the high stress of this team’s season. The Stars have found that confidence in Jason Dickinson.
In Dickinson’s career, he’s been called up to the NHL just 38 times over the course of 3 years. This year alone, Jason has played 60 games with the Dallas Stars. He’s got 5 goals on the season with 13 assists and a +7 rating. Dickinson has a bounce in his step and uses his speed to get in front of the net and drive in pucks.
Dickinson has slotted in where needed and been one to go with the flow. He’s a hungry player, averaging 13:13 a night, boosting the Dallas Stars chance at playoffs. Jason is taking shots all night. In total, he has 135 shots on goal this season.
His 6’2″ and 200 lbs stature are important for the Stars who lost the bulk of their tough guys with the injuries of Hanzal, Stephen Johns, and Marc Methot. Dickinson also threw down with one of Chicago’s tough guys, John Hayden, when in Chicago on February 24th, 2019.
Dickinson, like any call-up player, still has room to grow. He’s had his errors and inconsistencies. For instance, Dickinson has a Corsi For percentage of 48%. It’s not terrible, of course, it’s slightly under what you’d want. But as a 23 year-old that was chucked into a messy season, he’s a big help to this team.
Dickinson is a free agent come this summer. With out a doubt, Jason will have big talks with the Stars’ front office as well as other teams that have seen the amazing potential this kid holds.
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