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Stars By The Numbers - #15
Stars By The Numbers - #15

Michael Neal (LW) 2009-2010
Cody Chupp (F) 2009-2010
Scott Glennie (RW) 2010-2013

Michael Neal (LW)
Whitby, Ontario
Stars Debut: October 2, 2009 at San Antonio
Stars Career Stats: 22 GP, 3 Points (3 Goals, 0 Assists), 14 PIMs

Michael Neal was the first ever Texas Stars player to wear the No. 15 jersey and he only did so for four games. The Whitby, Ontario native was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the fifth round (149th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft while playing in the OHL for the Belleville Bulls and the Sarnia Sting.

He was assigned to Texas at the beginning of the 2009-10 season and he made his pro debut with the Stars on October 2, 2009 at San Antonio wearing No. 15. Neal played in the first three games of the year for Texas and was then sent down to the Idaho Steelheads, the team’s ECHL affiliate. His fourth game for the Stars didn’t come until January 8, 2010 as he was recalled from Idaho to play at Abbotsford. That was the last time he played for Texas in the No. 15 sweater.

Neal was sent back to Idaho on January 11, 2010 and was recalled in mid-February, but did not appear in any games. The next time he saw action for Texas was in early April 2010, but this time the No. 15 belonged to Cody Chupp and he switched to 16. Neal played two games in April wearing the No. 16 sweater and then went back to Idaho for the Kelly Cup Playoffs. He started the 2010-11 season back in Idaho with the Steelheads and was recalled to Texas on January 20, 2011. Neal was back in his old No. 15 jersey when he scored a power play goal for his first career AHL point the next night at Houston. He scored three total goals in 17 games during his call-up and was sent back to Idaho for the rest of the season on March 16, 2011.

After the Stars: Neal spent the entire 2011-12 season with Idaho, scoring 25 points (7 goals, 18 assists) in 63 regular season games and then registering an impressive eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in nine Kelly Cup Playoff games. Last year (2012-13) Neal played with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears, putting up 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) in 46 games.

Cody Chupp (F)
Big Rapids, Michigan
Stars Debut: March 26, 2010 at Chicago
Stars Career Stats: 11 GP, 3 Points (2 Goals, 1 Assist), 8 PIMs

Cody Chupp took over the No. 15 jersey when he signed an ATO with Texas on March 26, 2010. The Big Rapids, Michigan native had just completed his senior season at Ferris State University of the CCHA and was looking to make his pro debut after being undrafted.  Chupp made his Stars debut that night at Chicago and he played in the final nine games of the regular season, registering his first career pro point with an assist on April 2, 2010 vs. San Antonio. He made his Calder Cup Playoff debut in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals at Hamilton on May 24, 2010 and he also played in Game 7 two days later.

Chupp signed with the Stars for the 2010-11 season, but he did not continue wearing No. 15, instead swapping for the No. 26 jersey. Chupp skated in 58 regular season games, tallying 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) and 21 penalty minutes. He scored his first AHL goal on October 26, 2010 vs. Peoria and in early December he put together an AHL career-best four game point streak with five points (2 goals, 3 assists) during that span. Chupp featured in all but one of the Stars 2011 Calder Cup Playoff games against Milwaukee and registered his first career AHL post season point with an assist in Game 4 on April 20, 2011 at Cedar Park Center.

After the Stars: Chupp joined the Penguins organization in 2011-12, starting the year in the AHL with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and went back-and-forth with the Wheeling Nailers, their ECHL affiliate. He stayed with the Nailers for the 2012-13 campaign, appearing in 23 games and recording 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists).

Scott Glennie (RW)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Stars Debut: April 6, 2011 at Peoria
Stars Career Stats: 111 GP, 51 Points (17 Goals, 34 Assists), 38 PIMs

Scott Glennie took over the No. 15 jersey on April 6, 2011 when he made his pro debut with the Texas Stars at Peoria. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was drafted by Dallas in the first round (8th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the second highest overall pick in franchise history; the Stars took defenseman Richard Jackman with the fifth overall pick of the 1996 NHL Draft. Glennie played four years of major junior hockey for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL, piling up 308 points (121 goals, 187 assists) in 252 career WHL games.

Glennie made his pro debut with the Stars on April 6, 2011, appearing in the final four games of the regular season. He skated in all six games of Texas’ 2011 Calder Cup Playoff series with Milwaukee, scoring a goal in Game 4 on April 20, 2011 to record his first career pro point. Glennie had a solid full rookie season in 2011-12, playing in 70 games for Texas and posting 37 points (12 goals, 25 assists) and also making his NHL debut with Dallas on April 7, 2012 vs. St. Louis. During the season he enjoyed an offensive outburst in early January 2012 when put together a four-game point streak where he scored eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) during the streak, including two three-point games where he had 2 goals and an assist in each.

Glennie’s sophomore season with the Stars was marred by injury as he only played in 37 games during 2012-13. He finally got healthy late in the season and seemed to turn a corner as he returned to full fitness. Glennie’s best game of the spring came on April 14, 2013 at San Antonio when he recorded his fourth career three-point game, scoring a goal, adding two assists and posting a career-best plus-4 rating. He played in all nine playoff games for Texas, helping the Stars reach the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals. Glennie is currently tied for 17th on the all-time franchise list with 111 career regular season games played for Texas, while notching 51 points (17 goals, 34 assists) and 38 penalty minutes.

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Posted on 07/15/13

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