Rookie Defenseman Made Professional Debut with Stars
CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that defenseman Jacob Johnston has been released from his amateur tryout contract.
Johnston, 24, made his professional debut with Texas on February 26 at Oklahoma City and appeared in a total of four AHL games. The Sudbury, Ontario native registered his first pro point against the Barons on March 2nd and posted a +2 plus-minus rating during his stint with the Stars. Johnston came to Texas from Dalhousie University of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). He appeared in 28 games for the Tigers this season, scoring 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) and 50 penalty minutes. Over his four-year career in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Johnston played in 109 career CIS games for Dalhousie, posting 46 points (11 goals, 35 assists) and 138 penalty minutes. The defenseman also played one season of NCAA Division I college hockey with Cornell University of the ECAC, appearing in four games with the Big Red and scoring one goal.
The Texas Stars conclude their five-game home stand on Wednesday, March 13th when they square off against the Abbotsford Heat at 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Park Center for an H-E-B Night and the last Winning Wednesday of the regular season. 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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