Mathieu Tousignant Reassigned from Idaho; Joey Martin Signs PTO
CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that center Mathieu Tousignant has reassigned by Dallas to Texas from the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. Texas also announced that left wing Joey Martin has signed a professional tryout contract and has been called up from the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL.
Tousignant, 23, returns to Texas after playing in 28 games for the Steelheads, recording 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists) and 77 penalty minutes. The St. Etienne-de-Lauzon, Quebec native attended the Stars’ AHL training camp and made the opening night roster, playing in the season opener on October 13th at San Antonio. Tousignant (pronounced TOO-sihn-yeh) was reassigned to Idaho on October 23rd. In 159 career AHL games, all with Texas, he has 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) and 214 penalty minutes.
Martin, 24, has 19 points (6 goals, 13 assists) and 13 penalty minutes in 29 ECHL games for Toledo this season. The Thorold, Ontario native is in his second full professional season and made his AHL debut during the 2011-12 season with the Houston Aeros, playing eight AHL games and registering two goals. While playing for Houston, Martin faced Texas once last season, coming to Cedar Park Center on January 21, 2012, a game the Stars won 4-3 in a shootout. Martin (5-foot-10, 185 lbs.) played four years of NCAA Division I college hockey for the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he scored 103 points (39 goals, 64 assists) in 152 career NCAA games.
Texas continues its six-game road trip on Wednesday, January 16th against the Chicago Wolves at Allstate Arena. The Stars return home on Saturday, January 26th to square off with the San Antonio Rampage at 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Park Center. January 26th is Francis Wathier Mini Bobble Head Giveaway Night, presented by Cedar Park Jewelry. Pro-rated full and partial 2012-13 season seat packages are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.
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