Stars Veteran Forward Back After First NHL Recall of 2012-13 Season
CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has returned left wing Francis Wathier (pronounced WAH-tee-ay) on loan to Texas.
Wathier, 28, was recalled to Dallas on March 6thand spent the last four days with the NHL’s Stars on their West Coast road trip to Los Angeles and Phoenix. The St. Isidore, Ontario native has played in 44 games for Texas this season, where he has 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) and ranks third on the team with 64 penalty minutes. Over the course of his AHL career, he has 170 points (80 goals, 90 assists) and 585 penalty minutes in 427 games. Wathier has skated in nine NHL contests, most recently on Jan. 16, 2012 against the St. Louis Blues. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward was Dallas' sixth-round selection (185th overall) at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The Dallas Stars begin a four-game home stand this Tuesday against the Nashville Predators at 7:30 pm CT (TV: FOX Sports Southwest PLUS; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).
The Texas Stars conclude their five-game home stand on Wednesday, March 13th when they square off against the Abbotsford Heat at 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Park Center for an H-E-B Night and the last Winning Wednesday of the regular season. Pro-rated full and partial 2012-13 season seat packages are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visitwww.TexasStarsHockey.com.
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