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Stars acquire defenseman Reece Scarlett from Panthers

The 24-year-old has skated in 13 games this season for the Springfield Thunderbirds, Florida's AHL affiliate

by Dallas Stars Staff @DallasStars / Press Release

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Reece Scarlett from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Ludwig Bystrom.

Scarlett, 24, has skated in 13 games this season for the Springfield Thunderbirds, Florida's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. The blueliner has registered two points (1-1=2) and leads Springfield defensemen in penalty minutes (22) and shots on goal (24).

The six-year pro has appeared in 229 career AHL regular-season games with Albany and Springfield, registering 95 points (18-77=95) with a +6 plus/minus rating. He has skated in 10 career Calder Cup Playoff contests, all as a member of the Albany Devils.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound native of Edmonton, Alta. was originally selected by New Jersey in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. 

Bystrom, 23, has appeared in six games during the 2017-18 campaign for the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the AHL. He has posted one goal (1-0=1) with seven shots on goal. In 138 career AHL regular-season games, all with Texas, the blueliner has recorded 36 points (5-31=36) with a +14 rating. He has skated in four career Calder Cup Playoff contests.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.

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