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Texas Stars Left Wing Named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month

Prospect Reilly Smith Rewarded for Breakout Month in which He Scored 14 Points in 14 Games

Wednesday, 01.02.2013 / 1:18 PM / News
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Texas Stars Left Wing Named CCM\/AHL Rookie of the Month
CEDAR PARK, TX - The Texas Stars, proud American hockey league affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that the left wing Reilly Smith has been selected as the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for December. 

Smith led the Stars in goals and points last month, tallying eight goals and six assists for 14 points in 14 games.

After a slow start to his rookie season, Smith averaged a point per game during December. On Dec. 2, the Toronto Ontario native had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 shootout win at Peoria, the first of his five multiple-poin efforts on the month. He came back with his frist career two-goal game in a 4-1 win over Peoria on Dec. 8, and had a goal and an assist to help Texas to a 3-1 victory at Abbotsford on Dec. 14. Smith put together a six-game scoring streak from Dec. 19-29 that included consectuvie game-winning goals on Dec. 19 vs. San Antonio and Dec. 21 at Oklahoma City, and scorfing the Stars' only two goals in a loss to the Barons on Dec. 22.

The 21-year -old Smith was a third-round draft choice by Dallas in 2009, and made his professional debut appearing in three National Hockey League games with the parent Stars at the end of the 2011-12 season. In 32 games with Texas this year, Smith has 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points, including 10-7-17 in his last 17 outings. He currently ranks second on the Stars in Points, is tired for second in goals and in game-winning goals (2) and is tied for third in assists. Smith played three seasons at Miami University (Ohio) and was a Hobey Baker Award finalist last season.

In recognition of his achievement, Smith will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Stars home game. This is the second time in club history that a Teas player has recieved an AHL monthly award. Former Stars' goaltender Brent Krahn was chose as the leagues Goalie of the Month for November 2009.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 34 22 7 5 99 90 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
7 WPG 32 16 10 6 78 75 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 33 17 14 2 97 90 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 30 12 13 5 87 103 29
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 30 23 15 7 38
J. Benn 30 8 18 0 26
J. Spezza 30 6 18 -9 24
A. Roussel 30 7 9 -3 16
T. Daley 30 6 9 -14 15
A. Goligoski 30 1 12 2 13
C. Eakin 27 6 5 4 11
S. Horcoff 30 4 7 0 11
E. Cole 29 5 5 -5 10
R. Garbutt 23 5 5 -5 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 12 7 5 .906 2.97
A. Lindback 0 5 0 .861 4.63
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