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Jokipakka Returns to Texas from NHL Call-Up

Nov 3, 2014

CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka has been reassigned the team after being called up to Dallas on Oct. 19.

The 23-year-old Jokipakka (YIHR-kee YOH-kee-PAH-kuh) made his NHL debut for Dallas on Oct. 24 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

This season in the AHL, the 6-foor-3, 210-pound blueliner has appeared in three games and scored the game-winning power play goal for Texas on Oct. 17 against the Oklahoma City Barons.  Last year, he amassed 21 points (five goals, 16 assists) in 68 AHL games for Texas.

Jokipakka was a seventh-round draft pick (195th overall) of the Dallas Stars in 2011.

Texas will host the Toronto Marlies on Wednesday at Cedar Park Center at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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