Stars recall Crombeen from Iowa
Monday, 03.24.2008 / 10:10 AM CT / News
By Dallas Stars Staff
DALLAS STARS RECALL RIGHT WING B.J. CROMBEEN FROM IOWA
FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has recalled right wing Brandon Crombeen to the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Crombeen, 22, has appeared in 65 games with Iowa this season, recording 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points with 158 penalty minutes and a +1 rating. Among Iowa team leaders, he ranks first in penalty minutes and tied for fourth in goals. Making his NHL debut on Jan. 19 vs. Columbus, he is scoreless in three games with the Stars this season.
Last season, he played the majority of the season with Assat Pori of the Finnish Elite League, appearing in 55 games and notching 22 points (13-9-22) with 152 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 212-pound right wing also played the final 13 regular season games and all 22 playoff contests with Idaho (ECHL), helping lead the Steelheads to the 2007 Kelly Cup championship. In 22 post-season outings, he registered 10 points (5-5-10).
The native of Denver, Colorado, was Dallas’ second-round selection (54th overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft. In four seasons with Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 2001 – 2005, he recorded 86 goals and 84 assists for 170 points and served as captain during the 2004-05 campaign. Named to the OHL All-Star Team that played against the Russian Selects in 2003 and in 2004, Crombeen played for the Eastern Conference in the 2003-04 OHL All-Star Game.