Stars Recall Lessard
November 1, 2005
FRISCO, Tex. -- Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has recalled right wing Junior Lessard from the Iowa Stars, the Stars' primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Lessard, 25, has appeared in one game with the Stars this season, making his NHL debut on Oct. 22 vs. Calgary. He also played in six preseason games with Dallas, collecting two goals and two assists for four points with one power play goal and a +1 rating. The St. Joseph de Beauce, Quebec native has also played in six games with Iowa this season, registering two goals and two assists for four points. Among team leaders, he ranked tied for third in goals and tied for fifth in points.
The 5-11, 191-pound right wing played in his first professional season in 2004-05 with the Houston Aeros (AHL), recording 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points in 71 contests. Signed as a free agent by Dallas on Apr. 15, 2004, Lessard won the 2004 Hobey Baker Award as the nation's top collegiate player, after scoring 63 points (32-31-63) in 45 games at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He led the nation in both goals and points as a senior.