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

Sunday, 04.28.2013 / 1:21 PM / 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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 62 37 20 5 183 146 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 61 23 37 -1 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 61 14 37 -3 51
E. Cole 56 18 14 4 32
J. Klingberg 47 10 22 4 32
T. Daley 58 16 15 -11 31
A. Hemsky 55 9 17 -7 26
A. Goligoski 61 2 24 4 26
C. Eakin 58 12 13 -3 25
A. Roussel 59 11 11 -11 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 9 .906 2.96
J. Enroth 13 24 2 .900 3.31
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