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, has skated in seven games in 2019-20 with Dallas and has recorded nine shots on goal. He made his NHL debut with the Stars on Jan. 3 against Detroit, recording three shots in 8:37 of ice time. The forward has also skated in 34 AHL contests with Texas in his North American professional debut season, sharing fifth on the team with 19 points (10-9=19). The winger also ranks fourth on Texas in goals (10) and plus/minus rating (+6), while also ranking second in game-winning goals (2).
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound native of Vantaa, Finland was originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent on July 1, 2019.