Dylan Reese Signs New Deal in SHL

Dylan Reese Signs New Deal in SHL

Former Harvard University defenseman Dylan Reese put up a goal and eight points in 23 regular season AHL games for the Springfield Falcons last season, playing in the Arizona Coyotes’ system.

Now, though, he’s heading overseas.

It was reported on Monday morning that Reese, a former seventh round pick of the New York Rangers, has inked a free agent deal with HV71 for the upcoming season. He’ll head to the SHL for the first time in his pro career, returning to Europe just two seasons after he opted to play a year in the KHL.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Reese played for the Texas Tornado and Pittsburgh Forge of the NAHL before heading to Harvard University, where he skated for a full four seasons.

He then went pro with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL in the spring of 2007, bouncing around the AHL with a few sporadic call-ups for the first few years of his pro career before sticking fairly permanently with the New York Islanders. He would remain with them until the lockout shortened season, where he would spend one year with the Pittsburgh Penguins, before finally making his one year trip to the KHL and wrapping things up with the Arizona Coyotes.

Throughout his NHL career, the 31-year-old Reese put up a collective three goals and 17 points in 78 regular season games, and his KHL totals – which saw him rack up seven points in 45 games – will hopefully translate to success in Sweden this upcoming year.