Landon Wilson (LW) 2009-2010
Brandon Segal (RW) 2010-2011
Adam Pardy (D) 2011-2012
Nick Layton (F) 2011-2012
Drew Schiestel (D) 2011-2012
Cam Barker (D) 2012-2013
Carl Sneep (D) 2012-2013
Radek Faksa (C) 2012-2013
Landon Wilson (LW)
St. Louis, Missouri
Stars Debut: October 2, 2009 at San Antonio
Stars Career Stats: 11 GP, 5 Points (4 Goals, 1 Assists), 11 PIMs
Landon Wilson was the first player in Texas Stars history to wear No. 22 and he was also the franchise’s first captain. The St. Louis, Missouri native was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round (19th overall) of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and made his pro debut with the Cornwall Aces of the AHL at the end of the 1994-95 season. Wilson played 15 seasons of pro hockey before arriving in Cedar Park, including 375 career NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars. He went over to Finland to play for the Espoo Blues in the SM-liiga during the NHL lockout-cancelled 2004-05 season and ended up staying in Europe for four straight seasons. After one year in Finland, Wilson moved to Switzerland to play for both HC Davos and HC Lugano in the National League A (NLA). On July 3, 2008 he returned to North America and signed with Dallas. Since the Stars did not have an AHL affiliate for the 2008-09 season he was assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Wilson split the year between Grand Rapids and Dallas, playing in 27 NHL games for the Stars and 15 AHL games for the Griffins.
On October 2, 2009 Wilson made his Texas Stars debut, wearing the “C” on his No. 22 jersey. Injuries hampered his season, as he only played in 11 regular season games for Texas during 2009-10. His second game came on October 31, 2009 vs. Chicago where he scored his first two goals in a Stars uniform in a 4-1 win over the Wolves. He only played in six games during the first five months of the season and just two more in March, but did finally return to the lineup for good in April just in time for the playoffs. Wilson scored a goal in a 6-1 rout of Rockford in Game 3 of the first round series on April 21, 2010 and had seven points (1 goal, 7 assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 19 games in the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs. He missed Games 3-7 of the Western Conference Finals against Hamilton, but played in every other game to help Texas reach the 2010 Calder Cup Finals against Hershey.
After the Stars: The 2009-10 season was Wilson’s last in professional hockey. After playing for Texas that season and being part of an incredible post-season run by the first year Stars, he hung up his skates. Wilson played in 711 career pro games over parts of 17 pro seasons between the NHL, AHL, SM-liiga and NLA.
Brandon Segal (RW)
Richmond, British Columbia
Stars Debut: January 12, 2011 at Chicago
Stars Career Stats: 30 GP, 17 Points (7 Goals, 10 Assists), 38 PIMs
Brandon Segal took an interesting path in his pro career that led to the right wing becoming the second player in Texas Stars history to wear the No. 22 jersey. The Richmond, British Columbia native was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft and after playing five years of major junior hockey for the Calgary Hitmen, he made his pro debut with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals during the2003-04 season. Segal was traded by Nashville on June 25, 2007 to the Anaheim Ducks for future considerations and started the 2007-08 season with the AHL’s Portland Pirates. After 54 games with Portland, he was traded by Anaheim to the Tampa Bay Lightning, along with a seventh round draft pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, on February 26, 2008 in exchange for defenseman Jay Leach. Segal was assigned to the Norfolk Admirals where he finished the year and then played the 2008-09 season, also earning his first two career NHL games with Tampa Bay. On July 13, 2009 he signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings. He started the year in the AHL with the Manchester Monarchs, but also played in 25 NHL games with the Kings. On February 11, 2010 Segal was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Stars, playing the final 19 games of the regular season in North Texas.
Segal began the 2010-11 season in the NHL with Dallas, but was sent down to the AHL and made his Texas Stars debut on January 12, 2011 at Chicago. He had just two goals in his first nine games with Texas, but exploded in February, scoring 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) in 14 games that month. His last game with the Stars in the AHL came on March 13, 2011 at Toronto, his 30th game with Texas.
After the Stars: Segal was recalled to Dallas where he finished the 2010-11 season. That summer he signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, but after starting the season with the Rockford IceHogs, he was traded back to Tampa Bay on February 21, 2012 in exchange for Matt Fornataro. He played in 10 NHL games with the Lightning and 8 AHL games with Norfolk. Last season Segal signed with the New York Rangers, playing in 73 games and scoring 44 points (24 goals, 20 assists) and 82 penalty minutes for the Connecticut Whale and earning one NHL game with the Rangers.
Adam Pardy (D)
Stars Debut: February 7, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
Stars Career Stats: 2 GP, 4 Points (0 Goals, 4 Assists), 2 PIMs
Adam Pardy had a very brief, but successful, cameo with the Texas Stars in early February of 2012. The Bonavista, Newfoundland was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and, after finishing his junior career with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL, he played six seasons in the Flames organization in the AHL with Omaha and Quad City and in the NHL with Calgary. Pardy also spent part of his rookie season (2005-06) with former Texas Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan as a member of the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL. He played in 147 NHL games with the Flames from 2008-2011 and then signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Dallas Stars, but suffered a rib injury during the 2011-12 preseason.
Pardy became the third player to wear No. 22 for Texas when he was sent down for a short two-game conditioning loan by Dallas on February 6, 2012. He made his Stars’ AHL debut on February 7th vs. Milwaukee, tallying one assist as Texas out-shot the Admirals 40-21 in the game, but lost 4-3 in overtime. The next night he helped lead the charge with three assists to go along with Ryan Garbutt’s hat trick and Scott Glennie’s three-point night in a 6-3 win over Milwaukee. Pardy was named the game’s third star and was promptly recalled to Dallas on February 9, 2011.
After the Stars: Pardy finished the 2011-12 season with Dallas, playing a total of 36 NHL games for the Stars. On July 2, 2012, with one year left on his contract, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres, along with Steve Ott in exchange for Derek Roy. Pardy split the lockout-shortened NHL season between Buffalo and Rochester and became an unrestricted free agent this summer. On July 6, 2013 he signed a one-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets for the 2013-14 season.
Nick Layton (F)
Wheaton Settlement, New Brunswick
Stars Debut: February 2, 2012 at Oklahoma City
Stars Career Stats: 5 GP, 0 Points (0 Goals, 0 Assists), 4 PIMs
Nick Layton was the fourth player in team history to don the No. 22 sweater and the second of three during the 2011-12 season. The Wheaton Settlement, New Brunswick native was undrafted after playing three seasons of junior hockey for the St. John’s Fog Devils and the Montreal Juniors of the QMJHL and two seasons of Canadian college hockey for the University of New Brunswick of the AUS conference. Layton turned pro at the end of his second season at UNB (2010-11) and joined the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the Central Hockey League for the start of the 2011 CHL Playoffs. He appeared in 20 of the Mudbugs 21 playoff games, helping Bossier-Shreveport to capture the Ray Miron President’s Cup as the 2011 CHL Champions, beating the Colorado Eagles in the Finals in seven games. During the playoffs Layton had 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) and six penalty minutes. For the 2011-12 season he signed an AHL contract with Texas and after training camp was assigned to the CHL’s Allen Americans.
Layton made his Texas Stars debut on February 2, 2012 at Oklahoma City, but not in the No. 22 jersey. His first career AHL game actually came while wearing No. 39 and he then permanently switched to No. 22 for his second game on February 24, 2012 vs. Houston. Layton was returned on loan to Allen on March 5, 2012, but was recalled for one more game on March 13, 2012 vs. Grand Rapids. He played in a total of five games for Texas, registering zero points, four penalty minutes and three shots on goal.
After the Stars: Layton was returned on loan to Allen on March 18, 2012, where he finished out the regular season with 41 points (13 goals, 28 assists) in 59 CHL games for the Americans. He appeared in all six playoff games for Allen, who lost the Texas Brahmas in six games in their first round series. Layton has not played in a professional hockey since 2012 CHL Playoffs.
Drew Schiestel (D)
Stars Debut: March 7, 2012 vs. Grand Rapids
Stars Career Stats: 16 GP, 5 Points (0 Goals, 5 Assists), 8 PIMs
Drew Schiestel was the third Texas player during the 2011-12 season to wear No. 22 and the fifth in team history. The Hamilton, Ontario native was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round (59th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and played four years of junior hockey in the OHL for the Mississauga IceDogs and the Niagara IceDogs. Schiestel joined the Sabres AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates at that time for the 2009-10 season and made his pro debut. He 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, Schiestel was reassigned by Buffalo to Texas on March 6, 2012 and he made his Texas debut on March 7, 2012 against the Grand Rapids Griffins at Cedar Park Center. He wore the No. 2 jersey for his first ten games with the Stars, before switching to No. 22 on March 29, 2012 vs. Hamilton. Schiestel would play the last six games of the regular season in the No. 22 jersey and in all he played in 16 games for Texas and registered five assists and eight penalty minutes.
After the Stars: Schiestel was a restricted free agent after the 2011-12 season and he re-signed with Buffalo on a one-year contract on July 26, 2012. He returned to Rochester for the 2012-13 season and, 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. Schiestel did not re-sign with Buffalo prior to the start of free agency on July 5, 2013 and has become an unrestricted free agent.
Cam Barker (D)
Stars Debut: October 13, 2012 at San Antonio
Stars Career Stats: 23 GP, 8 Points (3 Goals, 5 Assists), 24 PIMs
Cam Barker was the sixth player in Texas Stars history to wear the No. 22 jersey, but he also holds the distinction of being the highest drafted player to ever skate for the Stars. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and he played four full seasons of major junior hockey for Texas Stars head coach Willie Desjardins and the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL. Barker then joined the Blackhawks and was in both the NHL and AHL over the next five seasons. He was traded by Chicago to the Minnesota Wild on February 12, 2010 in exchange for Kim Johnsson and Nick Leddy. Barker played in 71 NHL games over the next season and a half for the Wild, but was bought out by Minnesota with one year left of his contract. He then signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers for the 2011-12 season. A free agent when the 2012-13 NHL season went into lockout mode, Barker was a surprise invitation to Texas’ AHL training camp and he later signed a 25-game PTO with the Stars.
Barker made his Texas debut on the opening night of the season on October 13, 2012 at San Antonio. He scored a power play goal in his second game the next night at home vs. Charlotte. Barker tallied three assists and was named the game’s third star in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Lake Erie Monsters on November 10, 2012. His third assist in that game was the primary assist on Matt Fraser’s game-tying goal with less than one second left in regulation to force overtime and earn a point for the Stars. Barker played in 23 total games for Texas, posting eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) and 24 penalty minutes; he was also leading the team in shots on goal (66) when he was released from his PTO.
After the Stars: Barker was released from his PTO by the Stars on December 15, 2012 so he could sign an NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks once the lockout ended. He appeared in 14 games for the Canucks and had two assists and four penalty minutes in the shortened 2013 NHL season. Barker was not re-signed by Vancouver and he became an unrestricted free agent on July 5, 2013.
Carl Sneep (D)
Stars Debut: January 25, 2013 at San Antonio
Stars Career Stats: 25 GP, 6 Points (2 Goals, 4 Assists), 10 PIMs
Carl Sneep was the seventh player to wear No. 22 for Texas and the second player to do so during the 2012-13 season. The Brainerd, Minnesota native was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and he then played four years of NCAA Division I hockey for the Boston College Eagles of Hockey East. Sneep then turned pro and was assigned to Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, for the 2010-11 season. He played in 61 regular season and two playoff games for the WBS Penguins that season and then 40 more AHL games the following year, along with making his NHL debut with Pittsburgh on December 17, 2011 vs. Buffalo. Sneep began the 2012-13 season with the baby Pens, but after playing in one AHL game he was sent down to their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers. On January 24, 2013 he was traded by Pittsburgh to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 2013 conditional seventh round draft pick and was assigned to Texas.
Sneep made his Stars debut on January 25, 2013 at San Antonio and recorded his first point for the Stars with an assist on February 5, 2013 vs. Rockford. He was recalled to Dallas on February 24, 2013, but was a healthy scratch for their game at Nashville the next night and was sent back to Texas. Sneep played in 25 games for Texas, scoring six points (2 goals, 4 assists) and 10 penalty minutes.
After the Stars: On April 9, 2013 Sneep was reassigned by Dallas to the Peoria Rivermen, the same day the St. Louis Blues, Peoria’s parent club, reassigned Brett Sonne to Texas. He finished the season with no points and two penalty minutes in six games for Peoria. Sneep became an unrestricted free agent on July 5, 2013.
Radek Faksa (C)
Vitkov, Czech Republic
Stars Debut: April 19, 2013 vs. Houston
Stars Career Stats: 2 GP, 1 Point (0 Goals, 1 Assist), 0 PIMs
Radek Faksa is the eighth, and most recent, player to wear No. 22 for Texas and the third player to do so during the 2012-13 season. The Vitkov, Czech Republic native was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the first round (13th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and played the last two seasons for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL. Faksa grew up playing for HC Trinec at the U-18 and U-20 levels before coming over to North America. He has represented the Czech Republic at three major IIHF junior tournaments: the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship in Germany and the 2012 and 2013 U-20 World Junior Championships in Alberta, Canada and Ufa, Russia respectively.
After Kitchener was eliminated by the Guelph Storm in five games in the first round of the 2013 OHL Playoffs, Dallas reassigned Faksa to Texas on April 16, 2013 and he made his pro debut with the Stars on April 19, 2013 vs. Houston. He recorded his first career pro point with an assist on April 20, 2013 vs. Rockford, which was Texas’ regular season finale.
After the Stars: Faksa did not remain with Texas throughout the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs, instead he went home to rest and recover from a long season that saw him miss time due to a knee injury, travel to Russia to play for the Czech Republic in the World Junior Championships, attend the post-lockout NHL training camp with Dallas and then go back to Kitchener for the rest of the OHL season before finally skating in his first two AHL games for Texas. Due to an agreement between the NHL and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), which is comprised of the three major junior leagues in Canada (OHL, WHL, QMJHL), Faksa cannot play in the AHL at the start of the 2013-14 season because he is not 20 years old at the start of the season. He could play in the NHL for Dallas or return for one more junior year with Kitchener. He is eligible to play for Texas after completing the 2013-14 junior season.