July 10, 2006
DALLAS STARS SIGN MARTY SERTICH TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
Minnesota Native Won 2005 Hobey Baker Award at Colorado College
FRISCO, Tex. -- Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has signed free agent center Marty Sertich to a two-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms were disclosed.
Sertich recently completed a four-year career at Colorado College in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association that saw him win the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's top player as a junior in 2005. Sertich joins Junior Lessard (2004, Minnesota-Duluth) in the Dallas Stars organization as winners of "the Heisman Trophy of college hockey."
"Marty Sertich is a very skilled player with a combination of excellent hands and strong offensive instincts," said Armstrong. "He had an outstanding collegiate career at Colorado College and we are very pleased to welcome him to our organization."
Sertich, 23, never missed a game at Colorado College, skating in 166 consecutive outings and recording 61 goals and 121 points for 182 points over his four-year career. His most prolific season came as a junior in 2005, when he led the nation with 64 points and ranked second nationally in goals (27) and assists (37) while helping pace the Tigers to their first Frozen Four since 1997. In addition to being honored with the Hobey Baker Award in 2005, Sertich was named a first-team All-American, WCHA Player of the Year and USA Hockey's College Player of the Year that season.
The Roseville, Minn., native served as Colorado College's captain last season and was one of 10 finalists for the 2006 Hobey Baker Award, after tallying 14 goals and 36 assists for 50 points in 42 outings. He was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 24 after recording five points (3-2-5) in two games.
The 5-foot-8, 165-pound center was named Minnesota's Mr. Hockey in 2001 after scoring 63 points (41 goals and 22 assists) in 28 games at Roseville High School. He also had a successful season with Sioux Falls of the United States Hockey League in 2001-02, recording 52 points (19 goals and 33 assists) in 61 games.
His father, Steve, starred at Colorado College and was a member of the 1976 United States Olympic hockey club before playing professionally in Germany, while his uncle, Mike, has served as head coach at both Minnesota-Duluth and Michigan Tech University.