Frisco, Tex. –
The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Richard Bachman
and center Aaron Gagnon
to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Bachman, 23, made his NHL debut with Dallas on Dec. 11 at Phoenix. He played in nine minutes and made four saves with no goals against. The Salt Lake City native has spent the majority of this season with Texas, posting a 9-4-1 record with a 2.01 goals-against-average and a .931 save percentage. He was drafted by Dallas in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Gagnon, 24, has skated in five games for Dallas this season and recorded his first NHL point (assist) Dec. 6 at Columbus. He has played most of 2010-11 with Texas, appearing in 20 games and collecting nine points (5g, 4a) and six penalty minutes. The 5-11, 186-pound center led Texas in scoring in the club’s inaugural season last year with 27 goals and 31 assists.
The Dallas Stars are currently leading the Pacific Division with an 18-10-2 record (38 points). The Stars will host the San Jose Sharks tomorrow night at American Airlines Center at 7:30 pm CT (TV: FOX Sports Southwest, Radio: Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket).