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Stars reassign forward Joel Kiviranta to Texas

The native of Vantaa, Finland made his NHL debut for Dallas on Friday, recording three shots on goal

by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned forward Joel Kiviranta to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Kiviranta, 23, made his NHL debut with the Stars last night recording three shots in 8:37 of ice time. He ranks fourth on Texas with nine goals in 2019-20, while he ranks fifth on the team with 18 points (9-9=18) and shares fifth with nine assists in 33 games in his North American professional debut season. The winger is also tied for the team lead with two game-winning goals, while he shares second with a +4 plus/minus rating so far this season.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound native of Vantaa, Finland was originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent on July 1, 2019.

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