CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today the team has signed forward Colin Markison and rookie defenseman Eric Sweetman to AHL contracts for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
Sweetman, 23, begins his professional career after spending the last four seasons at St. Lawrence University (NCAA). The 5-foot-11, 175-pound defenseman tallied 64 points (16-48=64) in 146 career games at St. Lawrence. Prior to college, the Woodbine, Md. native played for the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms from 2011-2013 and tallied 30 points (11-19=30) in 123 career games.
Sweetman also skated as a teammate of Texas Stars defenseman Gavin Bayreuther during his four seasons at St. Lawrence.