Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dallas Stars sign Travis Morin and Aaron Gagnon to One Year Deals

The Stars signed 2 more of their important players from the successful season from the Texas Stars down in Austin to stay with them for next year and for both players, with all the cleaning house the Dallas Stars are doing, playing time in Dallas could be a reality for either one or possibly both of these players could be a real possibility next year at the AAC.

Dallas Stars Press Release: http://stars.nhl.com/

Aaron Gagnon Profile: http://theahl.com/stats/player.php?id=1852

Travis Morin Profile: http://theahl.com/stats/player.php?id=2121

The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has signed centers Aaron Gagnon and Travis Morin to one year, two way contracts through the 2010-2011 season.

Gagnon, 24, made his NHL Debut with Dallas last season, recording two shots on goal in two games with the Stars. He spent the majority of the 2009-2010 season with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, skating in 78 games and pacing the club with 27 goals and 58 points. The Quesenel, BC native also played 24 playoff games with Texas, collecting 12 points (8G 4A).

The 5'11", 186 pound center has appeared in 164 career AHL Games and has scored 35 goals and 43 assists and +24. Gagnon was originally drafted by Phoenix in the 8th round (240th overall) at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed as a free agent by the Stars back in February of 2007.

Morin, 26, skated in 80 games with the Texas Stars last season, tying the club lead in assists with 31 and totalling 52 points. He helped the Texas Stars reach the Calder Cup Finals in clubs first season last year, posting four goals and 12 assists in 24 games. The Brooklyn Park, MN Native has spent three seasons with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, playing in 147 games and collecting 175 points (62G 113A).

The 6'2", 195 pound center spent four years at Minnesota State University - Mankato appearing in 151 games and tallying 133 points (58G 75A). Morin was originally drafted in the 9th round (263rd) overall at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals

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