Frisco, Tex. –
The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has assigned centers Aaron Gagnon
and Travis Morin
to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Gagnon, 24, has appeared in nine games for Dallas this season, recording two assists, including his first NHL point (Dec. 6 at Columbus). The 5-11, 186-pound center has spent the majority of this season with Texas, skating in 33 games and collecting 16 points (9g, 7a). Gagnon led the Texas Stars in scoring during the 2009-10 season with 58 points (27g, 31a). The Quesnel, British Columbia, native was signed by Dallas as a free agent on Feb. 2, 2007.
Morin, 27, made his NHL debut against Edmonton in a 3-1 win Wednesday night, recording 10:07 minutes of time on ice. He has recorded 32 points (13g, 19a) in 45 games this season for Texas. The 6-2, 195-pound center played 80 games last season for Texas, finishing second on the team in scoring with 52 points (21g, 31a). Morin was signed as a free agent on July 12, 2010 and was originally selected in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (ninth round, 263rd overall) by the Washington Capitals.
The Dallas Stars are currently leading the Pacific Division with a 30-15-5 record (65 points). Loui Eriksson
and Brad Richards will represent the Stars at the 2011 NHL All-Star Game in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday, 3 p.m. CT (Versus). Dallas will return to the ice Tuesday, February 1st against Vancouver at American Airlines Center, 7:30 p.m. (TV: FOX Sports Southwest, Radio: Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket)