Oleksiak, Jokipakka Recalled by Dallas StarsJan 26, 2015
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today defensemen Jamie Oleksiak and Jyrki Jokipakka have been recalled to the NHL.
Oleksiak (oh-LEHK-see-ak), 22, has registered eight points (one goal, seven assists), eight penalty minutes and 28 shots on goal in 31 games for Dallas this season. The Toronto, Ontario native has skated in six games with Texas this year, posting four assists and a +4 plus/minus rating. The 6-foot-7, 250-pound defenseman was selected by Dallas in the first round (14th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
Jokipakka (YIHR-kee YOH-kee-pah-kuh), 23, has appeared in 19 games for Dallas this season, posting five assists and 16 shots on goal. The defenseman has registered five points (three goals, two assists) in 17 games for Texas this season. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Tampere, Finland was selected by Dallas in the seventh round (195th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
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: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars