Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Aaron Rome from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, Dallas has loaned defenseman Kevin Connauton to Texas on a conditioning assignment.
Rome, 30, has appeared in eight games for Texas this season, recording one assist and a +1 plus/minus rating. He has posted 27 points (6-21=27) in 201 career NHL games with Anaheim, Columbus, Vancouver and Dallas.
The six-foot-one, 220-pound native of Nesbitt, Manitoba was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2012.
Connauton, 23, made his NHL debut on Oct. 24 vs. Calgary. Marking his only game action of the season, he recorded a +2 plus/minus rating and two penalty minutes in that contest.
The six-foot-two, 200-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta was acquired by Dallas, along with a second round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft, from Vancouver in exchange for Derek Roy on April 2, 2013.