Colin Markison didn’t sign a contract for the 2017-18 hockey season until late August last year. He and his agent were exploring different options, seeking the best fit for both player and team.
After much deliberation, they decided a trip to the Lone Star State was the ideal move. One year later, there’s no denying they were right.
Markison, a 25-year-old right wing from Princeton, N.J., inked a one-year American Hockey League deal with the Texas Stars, and together they came within one victory of winning the Calder Cup, falling in the seventh game of the finals to the Toronto Marlies.
Despite the defeat, Markison was able to walk away from the rink with his head held high. This, his third full professional season, was his most successful one to date.