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Dallas Stars Assign Jordie Benn, Alex Chiasson, and Reilly Smith to Texas Stars

Sunday, 04.28.2013 / 12:21 PM CT / News
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Dallas Stars Assign Jordie Benn, Alex Chiasson, and Reilly Smith to Texas Stars

The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Jordie Benn, forward Alex Chiasson and forward Reilly Smith to the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Benn, 25, appeared in 26 games for Dallas this season, posting six points (1G-5A) with 10 penalty minutes. Earlier this season, Benn recorded his first career NHL goal on March 23 against the Colorado Avalanche. The 6-foot-1 native of Victoria, B.C., has skated in 43 games during the 2012-13 campaign for Texas, notching 21 points (7G-14A) with a plus-five rating. Benn went undrafted and was signed by Dallas on July 25, 2012.

Chiasson, 22, skated in seven NHL games this season and posted seven points (6G-1A). He recorded six goals in his first six career NHL games, becoming the first player since Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin to accomplish that feat.

Earlier this season with the Texas Stars, he appeared in 57 games and tallied 35 points (13G-22A). Chiasson suffered an upper body injury on April 15 against the Chicago Blackhawks and missed the remainder of Dallas' regular season games. The Montreal native was Dallas' second-round selection (38th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Smith, 22, played in 37 contests for Dallas during the 2012-13 season and scored nine points (3G-6A). The Toronto native scored his first career NHL goal on Feb. 15 against Vancouver and returns to Texas tied as the club's fourth leading scorer in the regular season with 35 points (14G-21A). Smith was Dallas' third-round selection (69th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

The Texas Stars, who are the top overall seed in the AHL's Western Conference, return to Cedar Park tied 1-1 against the Milwaukee Admirals in the first round of the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs. Texas will take the ice in Game Three of the best-of-five series on Wednesday night against Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. CT.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
5 MIN 75 43 25 7 215 185 93
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 74 27 44 -4 71
T. Seguin 64 33 34 -1 67
J. Spezza 74 16 40 -4 56
J. Klingberg 57 10 27 7 37
C. Eakin 70 17 17 -2 34
A. Goligoski 74 4 30 0 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
A. Hemsky 68 11 21 -7 32
S. Horcoff 70 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 72 12 14 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 33 14 10 .908 2.82
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
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