Frisco, Tex. –
The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has recalled center Aaron Gagnon
and left wing Francis Wathier
from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Gagnon, 24, has appeared in seven games for Dallas this season, recording two assists, including his first NHL point (Dec. 6 at Columbus). The 5-11, 186-pound center has spent the majority of this season with Texas, skating in 32 games and collecting 14 points (8g, 6a). Gagnon led the Texas Stars in scoring in 2009-10 with 58 points (27g, 31a) through 77 games. The Quesnel, British Columbia, native was signed by Dallas as a free agent February 2, 2007.
Wathier, 26, has played in 42 games for Texas so far this season, ranking tied for second on the team in goals with 12 and tied for third in points with 22. In 2009-10, he recorded 40 points (19g, 21a) and 101 penalty minutes in 76 games with Texas. The St. Isidore, Ontario, native made his NHL debut last season with Dallas, appearing in five games and recording five penalty minutes. Wathier was drafted by Dallas in the sixth round (185th overall) at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The Dallas Stars are currently leading the Pacific Division with a 28-13-5 record (61 points). The Stars will look to extend their current road winning streak to a franchise-best eight games in Edmonton as they face the Oilers at 8 pm CT (TV: FOX Sports Southwest, Radio: Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket).