Standing 6’4” at 206 pounds, Thomas Harley is having a career season for the Dallas Stars. 


Harley was drafted 18th overall during 2019 NHL Entry Draft – the same class as Jack Hughes, Trevor Zebras, Matthew Boldy, and Spencer Knight – as the sixth defenseman off the board. His scouting report suggested he could become an offensive blueliner with elite skating and puck control.

Fast forward to this season and the Syracuse, NY native is proving he can play a complete 200-foot game. 

Harley has 17 points in 32 games thus far. Projected across 82 games, that would mean he would end up with 43 points, which is a solid number for a breakout season.

Harley’s ability to jump in the offensive zone contributed to Dallas’ 8-1 whomping against the Chicago Blackhawks on Dec. 31.  Overall, Dallas has 53% of the shots when Harley is on the ice,  according to puckpedia.com

Harley anchored the AHL Stars’ defence last season. He pitched 34 points — 10 goals and 24 assists —  across 66 contests. 

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Harley is the club’s lone 2019 selection to currently play in the NHL.

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