DALLAS STARS ASSIGN JANCEVSKI AND STEPHAN TO IOWA
FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Dan Jancevski and goaltender Tobias Stephan to the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Jancevski and Stephan joined the club in St. Louis and were in uniform as the Stars topped the Blues, 3-1.
Jancevski, 26, made his Stars season debut last night, going scoreless in 10:42 minutes. He has also made two appearances with Tampa Bay this season, going scoreless with two penalty minutes. In 54 total games with the Norfolk Admirals and Iowa Stars (AHL) this season, he has posted six goals and 18 assists for 24 points with 66 penalty minutes.
The 6-3, 218-pound defensemen was originally drafted by Dallas in the second round in 1999 (66th overall), and did play in two games with the Stars during the 2005-06 season. Jancevski served as the Iowa Stars’ captain during their inaugural season in ’05-06, leading team defensemen in scoring with 38 points (9-29-38).
The Windsor, Ontario, native played two full seasons with London of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and split a third season between London and Sudbury (OHL). In 197 career junior games, Jancevski collected 17 goals and 64 assists for 81 points with 390 penalty minutes.
Stephan, 24, made his NHL debut on Oct. 13 at Chicago and stopped 38 of the 40 shots he faced in a 2-1 overtime loss. In 47 games with the Iowa Stars this season, Stephan has posted a 20-21-2 record with a 2.61 goals-against-average, a .908 save percentage and five shutouts.
The 6-2, 180-pound goaltender appeared in his first North American professional season in 2006-07 with Iowa and posted a 10-15-0 record, a 2.88 goals-against-average and a shutout in 27 games played. He also played in two of Iowa’s Calder Cup Playoff games last season, recording a 3.46 goals-against-average.
The native of Zurich, Switzerland, was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (No. 34 overall) of the 2002 Entry Draft. He played for the Kloten Flyers in the Swiss National League from 2002-06 and represented Switzerland at the 2002 and 2003 World Junior Championships, as well as the 2001 and 2002 World Under-18 Championships.