Just two days after the end of his senior season, Michigan State defenseman Jerad Rosburg signed a one-year, entry-level deal with the NHL’s Dallas Stars. Rosburg went undrafted in his eligible seasons and looks to become the 77th Spartan to play in the NHL.
Rosburg, who served as an alternate captain this past season, will reportedly travel to Dallas’ AHL affiliate the Texas Stars on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the season. He scored four goals and added 13 assists in 36 appearances in the green and white this past season. Rosburg concludes his college career with 55 points in 141 games. He will join a seven-man Texas Stars defensive core with two unrestricted free-agents. The Dallas Stars currently have eight rostered defenseman with two on expiring deals.
Rosburg follows the path of former Spartan Taro Hirose, who signed with the Detroit Red Wings as an NCAA free-agent last season. After 14 points in 36 games with Detroit, Hirose was sent to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, where he has scored 26 points in 34 games. Rosburg’s fellow Spartan seniors in forward Patrick Khodorenko and goaltender John Lethemon have also reportedly received interest from multiple NHL clubs for a potential contract.