Stars Assign Defenseman Mark Fistric to Iowa
Saturday, 11.17.2007 / 11:36 AM CT / News
DALLAS STARS ASSIGN DEFENSEMAN FISTRIC TO IOWA
FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Mark Fistric to the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Fistric, 21, was recalled to the NHL for the first time in his career yesterday and was a healthy scratch last night against Colorado. He has skated in 15 games for Iowa this season, recording a goal and an assist for two points with 30 penalty minutes. In his first professional season last year with Iowa, the 6-2, 232-lb. defenseman registered 24 points (two goals, 22 assists) and 83 penalty minutes, and added 16 PIM in 12 Calder Cup Playoff games.
The native of Edmonton, Alta., was Dallas’ first-round selection (No. 28 overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft. In five seasons with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League, Fistric posted 11 goals and 46 assists for 57 points with 453 penalty minutes. He served as Vancouver’s captain during the 2005-06 campaign, in which the club won the WHL crown and participated in the Memorial Cup tournament.