Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stars sign pair of players to Entry Level Contracts

Press Release from the Dallas Stars Website:

The Dallas Stars announced today that the hockey club has signed 2 of their younger prospects Mathieu Tousignant and Tomas Vincour either been in the QMJHL, WHL and the AHL.

Tousignant (pronounced Too-sin-yeh), 20, is currently playing for the Texas Stars, Dallas Primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League. The St. Etienne-de-Lauzon, Quebec Native, has 3 goals and 37 assists this season. Tousignant played with the Stars team that competed at the 2009 Traverse City Prospects Tournament in September, where he finished tied for the team lead with 3 goals in 4 games.

The 6-0, 185 pound center also spent 20 games with the Idaho Steelheads of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) this season, collecting 17 Points (6G, 11A). He played four seasons in the QMJHL, accumulating 59 goals and 117 assists for 176 points in 202 games with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, P.E.I. Rockets and the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.

Vincour, 19, was Dallas' fifth round draft pick (129th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The Czech Republic Native is currently in the playoffs with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL) scoring one goal in three games thus far. Vincour recently completed his regular season in the WHL, appearing in a combined 57 games between the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Vancouver Giants and earning 29 goals and 19 assists for 48 points with a +6 rating.

The 6-2 203 pound center was also part of the Stars Team at the 2009 Traverse City Prospects Tournament, finishing tied for 2nd in tournament scoring with 3 points (1G 2A). Vincour amassed 62 goals and 61 assists for 123 points in 236 games over three seasons in the WHL, and also rep. the Czech Republic in both the 2009 & 2010 World Junior Championship Tournaments.

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