Dallas Stars Sign Goaltender Adam Scheel To Two-Year, Entry-Level ContractApr 1, 2021
FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today the club has signed goaltender Adam Scheel to a two-year, entry-level contract. Scheel will report to the Texas Stars on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
Scheel, 21, finished his junior campaign at the University of North Dakota establishing new collegiate career highs with 20 wins, four shutouts, a 1.74 goals against average and a .931 save percentage, posting a 20-4-1 record in 26 appearances in 2020-21. The goaltender ranked second in the NCAA with a .820 winning percentage, third in wins (20) and GAA (1.74), shared fourth in shutouts (4) and sixth in SV% (.931). He also led the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) with a 1.80 GAA and a .825 winning percentage, while he ranked second in the NCHC with a .929 SV% in 21 conference appearances. Scheel also registered three assists (0-3=3) in 2020-21, tying a school record for most assists by a goaltender in a single season.
Scheel wraps up his collegiate career with a 52-18-5 record, seven shutouts, a 1.95 GAA and a .916 SV% in 78 career NCAA appearances. His 1.95 GAA ranks first in school history for career GAA, while his career .916 SV% is good for sixth in school history. Scheel, who was named a finalist for the 2021 Mike Richter Award as the NCAA’s top goaltender, with the winner being named in April, also earned 2020-21 NCHC Goaltender of the Year and NCHC First All-Star Team honors. The netminder won two Penrose Cups as NCHC regular-season champions (2019-20, 2020-21), one NCHC Tournament Championship (2020-21) and made one NCAA Tournament appearance (2020-21) in his three seasons at the University of North Dakota. Scheel spent two seasons with the US National Team Development Program from 2015-17 and won a silver medal at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship.
The 6-foot-3, 192-pound native of Lakewood, Ohio was originally undrafted.
The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStars.com.
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