DALLAS STARS ASSIGN DEFENSEMAN FISTRIC TO IOWA
FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Mark Fistric
to the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Fistric, 21, skated in five games for Dallas since being recalled from Iowa on December 19, collecting an assist and two penalty minutes. Fistric made his NHL debut on Dec. 23 vs. Montreal and posted his first career NHL point, an assist, on Jan. 2 at Detroit. He was recalled to the NHL for the first time in his career in November, and was a healthy scratch on Nov. 16 vs. Colorado.
The native of Edmonton, Alta., has skated in 28 games for Iowa this season, recording a goal and four assists for five points with 46 penalty minutes. In his first professional season last year with Iowa, the 6-2, 232-pound defenseman registered 24 points (two goals, 22 assists) and 83 penalty minutes, and added 16 PIM in 12 Calder Cup Playoff games.
Dallas’ first-round selection (No. 28 overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft, Fistric posted 11 goals and 46 assists for 57 points with 453 penalty minutes over five seasons with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League. He served as Vancouver’s captain during the 2005-06 campaign, in which the club won the WHL crown and participated in the Memorial Cup tournament.