Deadline moves are paying off
Texas Stars “a bit more physical” since acquiring defenseman, center.
— The NHL trade deadline turned into an unexpected adventure for young defenseman Dillon Heatherington, a recent addition to the Texas Stars.
Heatherington, 21, began this month as a member of the American Hockey League’s Cleveland Monsters, an affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets. And when the NHL’s trade deadline rolled around on March 1, Heatherington was pretty confident he would be spending the rest of this season in Cleveland.
“I didn’t think I’d get traded, but you never know. So after the deadline comes, you stop checking your phone as much, and it gets a bit less stressful,” Heatherington said. “Then about 20 minutes later, I got the call.”
Heatherington had gone out to eat with some of his teammates about the time the Dallas Stars and