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Stars reassign forward Rhett Gardner, defenseman Joel Hanley to Texas

Gardner posted eight shots and seven hits in seven games with Dallas; Hanley recorded one assist in two games

by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

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

Gardner, 23, has appeared in seven NHL games with Dallas in 2019-20, posting eight shots on goal and seven hits in an average 10:12 of ice time per game. The forward made his NHL debut on Oct. 5 at St. Louis, logging four faceoff wins and one hit in 12:04 of ice time.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound native of Moose Jaw, Sask. was originally selected by Dallas in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.

Hanley, 28, has registered one assist (0-1=1) and three hits in two games with Dallas so far this season. The defenseman has also appeared in one AHL game with Texas so far in 2019-20.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Keswick, Ont. was originally undrafted and signed as a free agent by Dallas on July 1, 2018.

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