After an injury plagued final year of juniors with the WHL's Swift Current Broncos, the Texas Stars Rookie is looking to add some physical grit and a scoring threat around the net as he will start getting ready for the Texas Stars Season to start up on October 10 in the Alamo City against the San Antonio Rampage as the Western Conference Champions will look to bring a strong 2nd act to the Texas Capital.
Tassone is not afraid to mix it up with the physicality and racked up an impressive 343 penalty minutes in his Junior Career in the WHL, including 100 in the 2008-2009 season for the Broncos.
He will turn 21 later this month and will look for a fresh start after being injury plagued the last 2 years by playing just 52 and 33 games to finish his Junior Career.
Matt Tassone WHL Profile
Press Release from the Texas Stars
From Cedar Park, Texas: The Texas Stars announced on Wednesday the signing of forward Matt Tassone for the 2010-2011 season.
Tassone will turn pro this season after playing the last 5 years for the Western Hockey League's (WHL) Swift Current Broncos. Tassone played in 187 games regular season games, scoring 73 goals and setting up 46 others for 119 points, as well as racking up 343 penalty minutes. The 20 year old forward had his best season for Swift Current in 2008-2009 scoring 36 goals and totalling 55 points in 52 games. The 6'2", 205 pounder also added 100 penalty minutes. The St. Albert Native also played in 12 playoff contests for the Broncos, totaling three goals and eight points, to go along with 12 penalty minutes back in 2007-2008. The Dallas Stars drafted Tassone in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.
Individual game tickets for the Home Opening weekend, October 16 and 17th, as well as both home preseason games on October 2nd and 3rd are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.texasstarshockey.com or by calling 512-467-8277. Individual game tickets for the remainder of the 2010-2011 season at a later date. The Stars are expected to announce a promotional schedule in the near future.
The Western Conference Champions Texas Stars will host their first regular season home game at Cedar Park Center on Saturday, October 16. Season ticket packages play in their 2nd season at the Cedar Park Center are on sale now. For more info on Texas Stars Season Tickets call 512-467-8277 or visit www.texasstarshockey.com Anyone interested in purchasing season tickets, group tickets or mini plans may call the Texas Stars Office.
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