Point Prepares For the Pros With Dallas

Point Prepares For the Pros With Dallas

The following article was posted on www.defendingbigd.com on Monday, September 10 featuring former Colgate standout Colton Point.

By Kathleen Tibbets.

Colton Point is looking more and more like the Dallas Stars’ next big hit from the Jamie Benn-John Klingberg round. The 2016 fifth-round pick just came off a breakout season for the Colgate Raiders in which he became a contender for college hockey’s biggest player honor. Now the Hobey Baker Award finalist is making waves at the 2018 Traverse City Prospect Tournament.

With all of Point’s potential, he can still do some sharpening, says Jim Bedard, the Stars’ goaltending development coach:

“What I noticed about him playing last year is that he is very raw,” Bedard said. “He’s got a lot of drive to stop pucks, and sometimes he can get away with it in college where you can get a little sloppy after your initial shot. Even [Friday night], there were times he looked so calm and composed and then there were times the structure of his game was kind of lost, but he was just battling.

”I like to see that kind of fight in a goaltender and the competitive edge, but when you start to go up level after level after level, you are going to have to tune it in where you are making the easier saves on the first and second saves, and the third save is where the big saves are made.”

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