Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 3/27/13
Back in March 2011, the Dallas Stars signed a player few outside of the organization or those who don't closely follow the Western Hockey League (WHL) knew much about in a young defenseman named Brenden Dillon. The big, young blueliner had spent four seasons skating with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the WHL and Stars brass saw much to like in the 6-foot-2 defenseman for his size, physicality and all-around presence in the back. And Dillon's ascent in the Stars' organization has been a rapid one. He spent the tail end of the 2010-11 campaign with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League and returned to Cedar Park for the bulk of last season before making his NHL debut late last year as the big club was out of playoff contention. He then returned to the AHL during the NHL lockout, but once the league and players reached an agreement, he was in camp with the Stars. And as local hockey fans know, the big, young defenseman hasn't looked back. He has been a true revelation at the Da...
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