Frisco, TX –
The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has traded right wing Krystofer Barch
and Dallas' sixth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for left wing Jake Hauswirth and Florida's fifth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Hauswirth, 23, has collected 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 16 games this season for the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League (CHL). The 6-5, 218-pound left wing from Houghton, MI has recorded points in four straight games for the Killer Bees (1 goal, 4 assists). During the 2010-11 campaign, Hauswirth began the season with South Carolina Sting Rays of the ECHL, skating in 37 games and collecting 14 points (10 goals, 4 assists). On Feb. 28, 2011, Hauswirth was traded to Florida from Washington in exchange for defenseman Dennis Wideman and finished the year with the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL). In 12 games with Cincinnati, he collected 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists).
Barch, 31, has skated in 10 games this season with Dallas with 23 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-1, 237-pound right wing from Hamilton, ON has played all of his 263 career NHL games in a Dallas Stars uniform, collecting 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) and 578 PIM. During the 2010-11 season, Barch ranked third on the club in penalty minutes (80 PIM) and skated in 44 games.
The Dallas Stars are currently second in the Pacific Division and will face the San Jose Sharks tomorrow night (Dec. 8) at HP Pavilion at 9:30 p.m. CT (TV: FOX Sports Southwest, Radio: 1310 The Ticket).