FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled forwards Nick Caamano and Rhett Gardner from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
The club also announced that right wing Corey Perry has been designated as injured non-roster, and have placed right wing Blake Comeau (lower body injury) and center Jason Dickinson (upper body injury) on Injured Reserve retroactive to Oct. 3. Additionally, center Martin Hanzal (back injury) has been placed on Long Term Injured Reserve.
Caamano (ka-MAN-oh), 21, recorded 24 points (12-12=24) in 73 regular-season games for Texas in 2018-19. Among rookies last season on Texas, he ranked third in goals (12) and fourth in assists (12). Over his four seasons in junior hockey, Caamano amassed 167 points (83-84=167) in 259 career games in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with Hamilton, Flint and Plymouth. He registered 25 points (10-15=25) in 26 OHL postseason contests, helping lead Hamilton to the 2018 OHL Championship. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Ancaster, Ontario was originally selected by Dallas in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Gardner, 23, made his professional debut during the 2018-19 campaign, posting five points (4-1=5) in 11 AHL games with Texas. Last season, he also skated in 37 games and recorded 15 points (8-7=15) with the University of North Dakota (NCAA). He represented North Dakota as an alternate captain during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 campaigns and helped the Fighting Hawks win the 2016 NCAA National Championship. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan was selected by Dallas in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.