Original Texas Stars Left Wing Returns for Fifth Season in Cedar Park
CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars announced today that the Dallas Stars, the club’s National Hockey League affiliate, has signed left wing Luke Gazdic to a one year contract for the 2013-14 season. Dallas also announced the signing of forward Lane MacDermid to a one year deal.
Gazdic, 23, registered 11 points (4G-7A) and 80 penalty minutes in 59 regular season contests with Texas last season. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound forward tallied a season-high two assists and recorded a +2 plus/minus rating on Jan. 18 at Chicago and played in his 250th career American Hockey League game on April 6th vs. Hamilton. The Toronto, Ontario native appeared in eight games and had 19 penalty minutes for the Stars in the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs, helping the team reach the Western Conference Semifinals. He has skated in 256 career AHL games, posting 447 penalty minutes and 55 points (27G-28A) in four seasons with Texas.
Gazdic is the Stars’ all-time franchise leader in penalty minutes and holds single season team records for penalty minutes (155) and major penalties (21). He ranks fifth all-time on Texas in games played, 10th in goals and 14th in points. Gazdic is a member of the Original Texas Stars, one of eight players who have played every season of the team’s existence. He was Dallas’ sixth round selection (172nd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft,
MacDermid, 23, was acquired by Dallas from the Boston Bruins along with forward Cody Payne and a first-round pick in this year's Draft (29th overall, Jason Dickinson) in exchange for forward Jaromir Jagr on April 2, 2013. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound forward skated in six games for Dallas during the 2012-13 season, posting two goals, nine penalty minutes and three shots. He scored his first career NHL goal on April 3 against the Anaheim Ducks, 31 years to the date that Lane's father, Paul MacDermid, scored his first NHL goal. The two became the second father-son tandem in NHL history to each record their first career goals on the same day.
The native of Hartford, Conn., skated in 37 contests for the Providence Bruins in the AHL last season, recording six points (4G-2A), including two shorthanded tallies and 82 penalty minutes. MacDermid was Boston's fourth round selection (112th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.
2013-14 Texas Stars Season Tickets are now on sale and the 2013-14 Home Opener is scheduled for Saturday, October 5th at Cedar Park Center. Put your deposit for 2013-14 season tickets and receive priority for 2013-14 season seat selection. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.
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