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Stars By The Number – #10
Stars By The Number – #10

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Andrew Hutchinson (D) 2009-2010
Mark Derlago (LW) 2010-2011
Ryan Garbutt (C) 2011-2012
Justin Dowling (C) 2012-2013

Andrew Hutchinson (D)
Evanston, Illinois
Stars Debut: October 2, 2009 at San Antonio
Stars Career Stats: 78 GP, 38 Points (9 Goals, 29 Assists), 50 PIMs

Andrew Hutchinson already had 422 regular season professional games on his resume before he joined the Texas Stars for their inaugural 2009-10 season. The Evanston, Illinois native was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the second round (54th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, in the midst of his four-year collegiate career with Michigan State University of the CCHA. Hutchinson spent a majority of his first seven pro seasons in the AHL with Milwaukee, Hartford and Norfolk, but also collected 135 NHL games with Nashville, Carolina, Tampa Bay and Dallas. He finished the 2008-09 season with Dallas, which set up his path to Cedar Park.
Hutchinson was the first Texas player, and only defenseman, to wear the No. 10 uniform and in his only season with the team he led all defenseman in points with 38 points (9 goals, 29 assists) and 50 penalty minutes in 78 regular season games. His best month of the 2009-10 season came in February of 2010 where he piled up 13 points (2 goals, 11 assists) in 14 games. Hutchinson appeared in 21 of the Stars’ 24 Calder Cup Playoff games and he was tied for third on the team in post-season points (16), helping the team to reach the Calder Cup Finals. During Texas’ first round series with Rockford he scored two goals, including the game-winner, in the series-clinching 4-2 win over the IceHogs in Game 4. Hutchinson still holds the Stars franchise single-season record for points by a defenseman and is tied for the team records for most goals and assists in one year by a blue liner. He is also the owner of the most games played while wearing the No. 10 jersey for Texas.
After the Stars: Hutchinson spent the 2010-11 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, earning five more NHL games on call-up with Pittsburgh. After that year he left North America and signed in the KHL with Barys Astana in Kazakhstan. Hutchinson has played in 93 regular season KHL games over the past two seasons with Astana, along with 14 KHL playoff games.
Mark Derlago (LW)
Brandon, Manitoba
Stars Debut: February 5, 2011
Stars Career Stats: 8 GP, 1 Point (0 Goals, 1 Assist), 4 PIMs

Mark Derlago became the second player to put on the No. 10 jersey for Texas when he was signed to a PTO by the Stars and called up from the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads in February of 2011. The Brandon, Manitoba native was in his third pro season when he joined the Stars, undrafted after three years with his hometown Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. Derlago made his pro debut for the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL in the 2007-08 season, also earning a four-game call-up to the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. He again played for Bakersfield in 2008-09 and this time received 21 AHL games with Manitoba. In 2009-10 he signed with the Idaho Steelheads and had a career-high 92 points (42 goals, 50 assists) in 60 ECHL games and also was called up to Providence for five games. Derlago began the 2010-11 season with Idaho and then signed a PTO with Texas on February 5, 2011. He made his Stars debut that night vs. Oklahoma City and remained with the team for eight games, recording his only point when he tallied an assist on February 14th at Lake Erie.
After the Stars: Derlago was released from his PTO by Texas on February 22, 2011 and returned to Idaho for the rest of the year. He headed to Europe in 2011-12, signing with the EHC Lausitzer Füchse of the German 2nd Bundesliga. Derlago had 44 points (22 goals, 22 assists) in 48 games for the Foxes. Last year (2012-13) he traveled to the Far East and played for the South Korean club Anyang Halla of the Asian League Ice Hockey (ALH), where he posted 71 points (30 goals, 41 assists) in 41 games.
Ryan Garbutt (C)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Stars Debut: March 23, 2012 at Oklahoma City
Stars Career Stats: 50 GP, 33 Points (16 Goals, 17 Assists), 96 PIMs

Ryan Garbutt still ranks second in games played while wearing the No. 10 sweater for Texas. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was undrafted after playing four years of Division I college hockey for Brown University of the ECAC. He turned pro in the 2009-10 season as he played for the Corpus Christi Icerays of the CHL, recording 50 points (22 goals, 28 assists) and 204 penalty minutes. He tore up the ECHL with 17 points in 10 games for the Gwinnett Gladiators in 2010-11 and spent most of the year with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves. His quick assent through the pro ranks continued when he signed his first NHL contract, a one-year two-way deal with the Dallas Stars on July 1, 2011.
Garbutt began the 2011-12 season by making his Texas Stars debut on October 9, 2011 vs. Oklahoma City, registering two assists in a 7-0 blowout victory. He had a career-high four point game (2 goals, 2 assists) on December 17, 2011 vs. Rochester and he recorded the fifth hat trick in franchise history during a 6-3 win on February 8, 2012 vs. Milwaukee. Garbutt was recalled by Dallas on February 17, 2012 and he never returned to Cedar Park. He made his NHL debut at Phoenix the next night and then scored his first career NHL goal on February 21, 2012 at Montreal, scoring the game-winning goal in a 3-0 shutout of the Canadiens.
After the Stars: Garbutt finished the 2011-12 season with Dallas, appearing in 20 games for the Stars and notching three points (2 goals, 1 assist) and 22 penalty minutes. He re-signed a new two-year, one-way contract with Dallas on July 16, 2012, playing in 36 games in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, putting up 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) and 32 penalty minutes.

Justin Dowling (C)
Cochrane, Alberta
Stars Debut: March 1, 2013 vs. Chicago
Stars Career Stats: 38 GP, 30 Points (16 goals, 14 assists
Justin Dowling is the fourth and most recent Texas Stars player to pull on the No. 10 jersey. Undrafted out of the WHL, where he played four full seasons with the Swift Current Broncos, the Cochrane, Alberta native began his pro career on an ATO with the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat as his final year of juniors wound down. Dowling’s first full season as a pro came in 2010-11, split between Abbotsford and the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies. He put up solid numbers in Utah, scoring 24 points (6 goals, 18 assists) in 26 games, but only managed two points (1 goal, 1 assist) in 22 AHL games with the Heat.
Dowling might have earned an AHL contract at the beginning of the 2012-13 season, had it not been for the NHL lockout. With AHL rosters bulging at the seams, Dowling signed with the Idaho Steelheads and enjoyed a terrific start. He was leading the ECHL with 46 points (13 goals, 33 assists) in 34 games played when he was called up by Texas and signed to an AHL contract on January 7, 2013. Parenthetically, he remained as the Steelheads points leader for over two months, until Austin Smith surpassed his total on March 22nd vs. Ontario.
Dowling made his Stars debut on January 12, 2013 vs. San Antonio, but failed to register any points in his first three games. He didn’t take long to catch fire, however, notching seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) in his next five games, including a two-assist game on January 18th at Chicago and tallying the sixth hat trick in franchise history on January 26th vs. San Antonio. It was the only hat trick by a Texas player in the 2012-13 season and the second by a Stars player wearing the No. 10 sweater. By the end of the regular season, Dowling had piled up 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) and a +6 rating in just 38 games, finished tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (4), second in shooting percentage (15.8%) and points-per-game average (0.79) and third in overall goals. He made his Calder Cup Playoff debut on April 26th at Milwaukee and appeared in all nine of the Stars’ post-season games. Dowling was tied for second on the team with four points (1 goal, 3 assists), in spite of playing through a hand injury that kept him from taking faceoffs. He currently ranks third in games played for Texas in the No. 10, trailing Hutchinson by 40 games and Garbutt by 12.
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Posted on 07/04/13

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