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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, 01.2.2013 / 12:18 PM CT / 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 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
8 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 52 28 30 16 58
T. Seguin 52 27 28 12 55
J. Klingberg 52 8 35 17 43
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 52 16 24 -1 40
C. Eakin 52 10 13 2 23
A. Goligoski 52 3 20 20 23
M. Janmark 52 10 9 13 19
A. Roussel 50 8 10 6 18
V. Nichushkin 49 6 12 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 9 5 .910 2.46
K. Lehtonen 13 5 0 .908 2.82
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