FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled center Joel L'Esperance from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
L'Esperance, 23, has recorded three shots on goal and an average of 12:39 time on ice in four NHL games with Dallas in 2018-19. The center shares first in the AHL with 29 goals and 13 power-play goals so far in 2018-19. He also leads Texas and shares third among all AHL rookies with 44 points (29-15=44) in 50 games this season, while he paces League rookies and is tied for eighth among all AHL skaters with a team-leading five game-winning goals.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Brighton, Mich. was originally undrafted and signed with Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2018.