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North Bay's Colton Point retiring from hockey at 24

Point, a former Dallas Stars prospect, had some amazing accomplishments including a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2018 World Juniors. 
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Colton Point wearing Idaho Steelheads colors in 2020. Photo courtesy Facebook.

Colton Point has decided to retire from professional hockey at the age of 24. 

The North Bay product who had suffered from concussion issues over the past few seasons, joined the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL as a free agent.

This season Point got into 11 games sporting a 4.91 goals-against-average and a .851 save percentage. 

Point was originally signed this summer to an AHL deal with the Oilers' affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors where he was expected to split time between the Komets and Condors in 2022-23. Point never got into any AHL action with the Condors this season, however, he was recalled by the Condors Wednesday night just prior to the retirement announcement.  

Point was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL draft by the Dallas Stars. The 6’5" netminder has spent his most of pro career with the Texas Stars of the AHL and the Idaho Steelheads and did get into a pair of pre-season NHL games but never got an opportunity to play in a National Hockey League game for the Stars. He did dress as a backup for an NHL regular season game for the Stars in 2021.    

The former North Bay Trappers goalie was not re-signed last summer by the Dallas Stars organization after signing a one-year deal in the summer of 2021. He had inked a three-year entry level contract coming out of college in 2018. 

Point had some amazing accomplishments as a goaltender including a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2018 World Juniors. 

He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker award in 2018 while playing NCAA Division I hockey for Colgate. 

Point opted to go the college route after being selected in the 14th round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection by the Erie Otters. 

The former Chippewa Secondary student first caught the attention of the hockey world in March of 2015, when playing for the North Bay U18 AAA Trappers, he made a record setting 107 saves in a Trappers 3-2 triple overtime win over the Soo Jr. Thunderbirds in Great North U18 playoff action. 

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