Luke Gazdic (LW) 2009-2010
Mark Fistric (D) 2010-2011
Mike Berube (D) 2011-2012
Cameron Brodie (D) 2011-2012
Drew Schiestel (D) 2011-2012
William Wrenn (D) 2012-2013
Luke Gazdic (LW)
Stars Debut: October 23, 2009 vs. Lake Erie
Stars Career Stats: 257 GP, 55 Points (27 Goals, 28 Assists), 447 PIMs
Drafted by the Dallas Stars in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Luke Gazdic has worn No. 34 for the Texas Stars for 99.7% of the 257 games in his AHL career. He also was the first player in team history to wear the No. 2 jersey, albeit thanks to a rather uncommon circumstance. The Toronto, Ontario native got into a fight with Rockford’s Brandon Bollig on April 9, 2010 in the first period at Cedar Park Center and his normal No. 34 sweater was torn so badly, it could not be repaired during the first intermission. So Gazdic wore No. 2 for the second and third periods of the game and has not worn that number since. Gazdic is the Stars franchise leader in penalty minutes (447) and ranks fifth all-time in games played (257). He is 10th in career goals (27) and 14th in points (55).
Mark Fistric (D)
Stars Debut: December 8, 2010 at Rockford
Stars Career Stats: 3 GP, 0 Points, 2 PIMs
Mark Fistric was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the first round (28th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and has played in 148 career AHL games to go along with the 282 NHL games in his seven-year professional career. The last three AHL games he has every played came in a Texas Stars jersey and he was the second player to don the No. 2 uniform. Fistric was sent to Texas on a conditioning loan on December 8, 2010 and he made his AHL Stars debut that night at Rockford. The Edmonton, Alberta native played in three games in four days during the team’s Midwest swing through Rockford, Grand Rapids and Milwaukee.
After the Stars: Fistric was recalled to Dallas after his brief conditioning stint and has remained in the NHL ever since. He finished the 2010-11 season with the Stars, played in 60 games for Dallas in the 2011-12 season and then was traded to the Edmonton Oilers right before the start of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Fistric played in 25 games for Edmonton this year and had six assists and 32 penalty minutes.
Mike Berube (D)
Stars Debut: January 8, 2012 vs. Rockford
Stars Career Stats: 5 GP, 0 Points, 10 PIMs
Undrafted out of the Western Hockey League, Mike Berube played one season in the ECHL with the Charlotte Checkers (2009-2010) and earned a four-game AHL call-up with the Hartford Wolf Pack. The Edmonton, Alberta native then joined the Allen Americans (CHL) where he has spent the last three seasons (2010-2013). Berube signed a PTO with Texas on January 4, 2012 and made his Stars debut four days later at Cedar Park Center against the Rockford IceHogs. He played in five games for Texas, before being released from his PTO on February 9, 2012.
After the Stars: Berube has played in 165 games over the last three years for the Allen Americans, the Texas Stars’ CHL affiliate, helping his team capture the 2013 CHL Championship. He is the son of former NHL forward and current Philadelphia Flyers assistant coach Craig Berube.
Cameron Brodie (D)
White Rock, British Columbia
Stars Debut: February 24, 2012 vs. Houston
Stars Career Stats: 3 GP, 0 Points, 4 PIMs
Undrafted out of the British Columbia Hockey League, Cameron Brodie began his pro career with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL during the 2010-2011 season. The White Rock, British Columbia native earned his only career AHL call-up during his second year pro when he signed a PTO with Texas on February 23, 2012. Brodie made his Stars and AHL debut the next night, February 24th, against the Houston Aeros at Cedar Park Center. He appeared in three games for Texas, with no points and four penalty minutes, before being released from his PTO on March 5, 2012.
After the Stars: Brodie returned to the Stockton Thunder after being released by Texas. He split the 2012-13 season between Stockton and the South Carolina Stingrays.
Drew Schiestel (D)
Stars Debut: March 7, 2012 vs. Grand Rapids
Stars Career Stats: 16 GP, 5 Points (0 Goals, 5 Assists), 8 PIMs
Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round (59th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Drew Schiestel has been in the Sabres system for his entire pro career… except for the spring of 2012. After starting the 2011-2012 season with the Rochester Americans, the Hamilton, Ontario native was reassigned by Buffalo to the Texas Stars in early March of 2012 and he made his Texas debut on March 7 against the Grand Rapids Griffins at Cedar Park Center. Schiestel wore the No. 2 jersey for his first ten games with the Stars, before switching to No. 22 for the last six games of the regular season. In all, he played in 16 games on the blue line for Texas and registered five assists and eight penalty minutes.
After the Stars: Still under contract with Buffalo, Schiestel returned to Rochester for the 2012-13 season. Although he missed the Stars trip to Blue Cross Arena in late February, he returned to Cedar Park Center for the first time since playing for Texas on March 22, 2013 as the Americans lost to Texas 2-1.
William Wrenn (D)
Stars Debut: February 20, 2013 at Rochester
Stars Career Stats: 19 GP, 7 Points (2 Goals, 5 Assists), 21 PIMs
William Wrenn is the first non-Canadian to wear No. 2 for Texas and also holds the distinction of playing the most games in that number for the Stars. The Anchorage, Alaska native was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the second round (43rd) overall of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and began his pro career this past season with him hometown Alaska Aces of the ECHL. He earned his first AHL call-up to the Worcester Sharks on a PTO in January of 2013 and then signed a PTO with Texas on February 19, 2013. Wrenn registered his first career AHL point when he scored his first AHL goal for the Stars on February 26, 2013 at Oklahoma City. He totaled seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) and 21 penalty minutes in 19 regular season games, earning himself an AHL contract for the rest of the season. Wrenn was also with the team for Texas’ entire 2013 Calder Cup Playoff run, but did not appear in any games.