FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Dillon Heatherington from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Heatherington, 23, has appeared in 10 games for Texas this season, recording four points (1-3=4) and six penalty minutes. He made his NHL debut with Dallas during the 2017-18 season, recording one assist (0-1=1) and 26 penalty minutes in six games played. With Texas last season, he posted 17 points (3-14=17) in 55 regular-season games played. In 21 Calder Cup Playoff contests, he added three assists (0-3=3) and 18 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound native of Calgary, Alberta was originally selected by Columbus in the second round (50th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft. He was acquired by Dallas from Columbus in exchange for left wing Lauri Korpikoski on March 1, 2017.
In a related move, the Dallas Stars have placed defenseman Connor Carrick on Injured Reserve (lower-body injury) retroactive to Oct. 28.