The Dallas Stars announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Cameron Gaunce from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Tomas Vincour. The team also announced that they have assigned Gaunce to the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Gaunce, 23, has skated the last three seasons for the Lake Erie Monsters, Colorado's development affiliate in the AHL. As a member of the Monsters, the 6-foot-1, 203-pound defenseman has posted 60 points (9G-51A), 272 penalty minutes and a plus-22 rating in 197 games, including 11 points (1G-10A) in 61 contests this season for the club. The native of Sudbury, Ont., has skated in 11 career NHL contests where he earned his first NHL goal on Feb. 16, 2011 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gaunce was Colorado's second-round selection (50th overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft.
Vincour, 22, has played 86 career NHL games, posting 15 points (7G-8A), including one goal and one assist in 15 contests this season. The 6-foot-2 forward from Brno, Czech Rep., was Dallas' fifth-round selection (129th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.