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Fortunus, Morin Selected for the AHL All-Star Classic

Jan 6, 2015

CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today defenseman Maxime Fortunus and forward Travis Morin have been selected to compete in the AHL’s All-Star Classic on Jan. 25 and 26 in Utica, N.Y.

Fortunus was already announced as captain of the Western Conference All-Stars on Dec. 19, after being selected by league commissioner David Andrews.  Morin will be making his second straight appearance as an All-Star after tallying 24 points in 23 games this season for Texas, 10 goals and 14 assists, to lead the team.

Last season, Morin was named the Les Cunningham award winner as the AHL’s Most Valuable Player with an 88-point campaign.  He was also named the MVP of the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs.

Fortunus is currently in his 12th AHL season and is the franchise leader among defensemen in most statistical categories.  The Stars’ captain is also the only player to appear in every postseason game in franchise history (60).  Fortunus is currently second among Stars defensemen in scoring with 13 points (four goals, nine assists) this year.

The Texas Stars entered the 2014-15 season as the AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions.  Single-game tickets and season ticket packages for the 2014-15 campaign are on sale now.  For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStarsHockey.com. 

Photo Credit:  Michael Connell/Texas Stars

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