Stars’ Swedish Goalie Heads Back to Cedar Park
CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has returned goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp on loan to Texas.
Nilstorp, 29, has been recalled to Dallas twice this season and has skated in five NHL games. The Malmo, Sweden native has a 1-3-1 record with a .897 save percentage (SV%) and a 3.09 goals-against average (GAA), recording his first career NHL victory by making 31 saves last Saturday in a 3-1 win against San Jose. Nilstorp made his NHL debut on Jan. 20 against Minnesota stopping 31-of-32 shots in 59 minutes of play. In 31 AHL games for Texas this season he is 17-10-1 record with a 2.17 GAA, .914 SV% and four shutouts. Nilstorp went undrafted and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on June 5, 2012.
Dallas is back in action on Thursday, February 28th as they host the Edmonton Oilers at 7:30 p.m. CT at American Airlines Arena.
The Texas Stars now return home for face the Chicago Wolves on Friday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m. for another Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night, a $3 Beer Night and the fourth Stars Player Magnet Giveaway. 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 visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.
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