Monday, July 21, 2014

Yale's Jesse Root signs deal with Stars

Jesse Root, Yale's captain last winter, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Dallas Stars. He'll head to the team's NHL camp in September. When Yale's season ended in March, Root signed an ATO with Bridgeport, scoring a goal in his first game.

Root scored one of the most historic goals in Yale history, just 8 seconds into overtime to beat Minnesota, which ignited the Bulldogs championship run in 2013. Always a strong defensive player, Root took his game to another level last season, leading the Bulldogs with 14 goals and 37 points. He was also named "best defensive forward" by the ECAC.

He's remained in the area this summer and is working out at various rinks in New Haven and Fairfield county. We'll also take a moment to thank Jesse for taking time out of his schedule last month to attend and speak at the Register's All-Area MVP banquet at Amarante's in New Haven. He was there to accept the Dave Solomon Memorial Sports Persons of the Year Award on behalf of the Yale hockey team. Here's the clip, courtesy of the Register's Jim Fuller.    


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