McKenna, Heatherington Assigned from Dallas

Apr 8, 2018

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Dillon Heatherington and goaltender Mike McKenna to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Heatherington, 22, has appeared in six games with Dallas this season and has posted one assist (0-1=1), a +3 plus/minus rating and 26 penalty minutes. He has also registered 17 points (3-14=17) in 52 games played for Texas this season, along with a +6 plus/minus rating and 41 penalty minutes. 

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound native of Calgary, Alta. was acquired by Dallas from Columbus in exchange for Lauri Korpikoski on March 1, 2017. He was originally selected by Columbus in the second round (50th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

McKenna, 34, appeared in two games with Dallas in 2017-18, posting a 1-1-0 record with a .900 save percentage and a 2.97 goals against average. The netminder stopped all 17 shots he faced on April 3 against San Jose and earned his first NHL victory as a member of the Dallas Stars. McKenna appeared in his first NHL contest since Feb. 16, 2015 against Colorado and tallied his first NHL win since Dec. 23, 2013 against Carolina. In 30 appearances with Texas this season, he has posted a 15-9-4 record with a .907 SV% and a 2.69 GAA with one shutout.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound native of St. Louis, Mo. was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2017. McKenna was originally selected by Nashville in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft.

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