Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has placed forward Brett Ritchie on Injured Reserve, retroactive to Oct. 30.
Ritchie, 24, has registered two points (1-1=2) in 12 games this season. He currently ranks second on the Stars and leads team forwards with 33 hits. During the 2016-17 campaign, the forward recorded 24 points (16-8=24) in his first full season in the NHL and paced the club with a +11 plus/minus rating. Ritchie ranked fourth on the team with 16 goals and shared eighth on the club with two game-winning goals. In parts of four NHL seasons, all with the Stars, he has registered 36 points (23-13=36) in 129 regular season contests.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound native of Orangeville, Ont. was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (44th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.