Dallas Stars Reassign Forward Joel Kiviranta to TexasJan 18, 2020
CEDAR PARK, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned forward Joel Kiviranta to the Texas Stars.
Kiviranta, 23, has skated in seven games in 2019-20 with Dallas and has recorded nine shots on goal. He made his NHL debut with the Stars on Jan. 3 against Detroit, recording three shots in 8:37 of ice time. The forward has also skated in 34 AHL contests with Texas in his North American professional debut season, sharing fifth on the team with 19 points (10-9=19). The winger also ranks fourth on Texas in goals (10) and plus/minus rating (+6), while also ranking second in game-winning goals (2).
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound native of Vantaa, Finland was originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent on July 1, 2019.
The Stars hit the road for a pair of Central Division matchups this week. Texas and Iowa are slated to battle in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday at noon before a Wednesday night game against the Rockford IceHogs.
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