Stars acquire Dan Jancevski from Tampa Bay
Tuesday, 01.15.2008 / 11:16 AM CT / News
By Dallas Stars Staff
DALLAS STARS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN DAN JANCEVSKI
FROM TAMPA BAY IN EXCHANGE FOR RIGHT WING LESSARD
Jancevski to Join Iowa Stars
FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Dan Jancevski from the Tampa Bay Lighting in exchange for right wing Junior Lessard. Jancevski will report to the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Jancevski, 26, has made two appearances with Tampa Bay this season, going scoreless with two penalty minutes. He has also played in 37 games with the Norfolk Admirals (AHL) this season, posting four goals and 16 assists for 20 points. Among team leaders, he ranked third in assists and tied for third in points.
The 6-3, 218-pound defensemen was originally drafted by Dallas in the second round in 1999 (66th overall), and did play in two games with the Stars during the 2005-06 season. Jancevski served as the Iowa Stars’ captain during their inaugural season in ’05-06, leading team defensemen in scoring with 38 points (9-29-38).
The Windsor, Ontario, native played two full seasons with London of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and split a third season between London and Sudbury (OHL). In 197 career junior games, Jancevski collected 17 goals and 64 assists for 81 points with 390 penalty minutes.