The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has recalled forward Francis Wathier (pronouncedwaw-TEE-ay) from the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Wathier, 28, has earned 14 points (2G-12A) and 64 penalty minutes in 44 games for Texas this season. Over the course of his AHL career, he has 170 points (80G-90A) and 585 penalty minutes in 427 games. The St. Isidore, Ont. native has skated in nine NHL contests, most recently on Jan. 16, 2012 against the St. Louis Blues. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward was Dallas' sixth-round selection (185th overall) at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
The Dallas Stars faceoff against the Los Angeles Kings this Thursday, March 7 at Staples Center at 9:30 pm CT (TV: FOX Sports Southwest; Radio: 1310 The Ticket).