Stars Assign Anselmini, Recall McMurtry

Feb 2, 2017

Rookie Forward Returns to AHL

CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Thursday the club has assigned defenseman Brandon Anselmini and recalled forward Mike McMurtry from their ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads.

Anselmini, 23, has appeared in 10 games this season with Texas and tallied three assists.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound defenseman has 12 points (2-10=12) in 24 games this season with Idaho. Anslemini (an-suhl-MEE-nee) was an undrafted free agent signed by Texas over the offseason after a four-year career at Ferris State University.

McMurtry, 24, has tallied 10 points in 26 games this season with Texas (5-5=10) and five points in five games with the Steelheads (1-4=5). The 6-foot, 180-pound forward is currently in his rookie season after finishing up a four-year career at Northeastern University last year. The Greely, Ontario native recorded 80 points (20-60=80) in 141 collegiate games before beginning his professional career with the Stars.

The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, and are currently playing their eighth season at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Full season, 24-game, 12-game and six-game ticket packages for the 2016-17 campaign are on sale now.  For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit   

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