Dallas Reassigns Justin Dowling to Texas

Oct 29, 2016

Texas Stars Sign Ethan Werek to Tryout Agreement

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has activated forward Jiri Hudler from Injured Reserve and reassigned forward Justin Dowling to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

Dowling, 26, appeared in two games for Dallas and recorded one assist (0-1=1). He made his NHL debut on Oct. 25 and registered his first NHL point with an assist vs. Winnipeg. His eight points in five games with Texas this season are tied for first on the team.

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound native of Cochrane, Alberta was signed as an undrafted free agent by Dallas on March 26, 2014.

The Texas Stars also announced they have signed veteran forward Ethan Werek to a professional tryout agreement on Saturday.

Werek (WAIR-ehk), 25, bring 275 games of AHL experience over the past five years to the Texas roster. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound center tallied a goal and two assists in two games this season with the ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears. The Markham, Ontario native is a former second-round pick (47th overall) of the New York Rangers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Werek has skated with the Portland Pirates, Providence Bruins and Charlotte Checkers during his AHL career, and tallied 92 career points (42-50=92).

Weekday home games (Monday-Thursday) are H-E-B night with the Texas Stars where fans can donate a non-perishable item at the box office and save five dollars on their ticket purchase. Every Saturday is a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night where the first Stars player to score wins free scratch-off tickets for a lucky row of seats at H-E-B Center. Fans can also enjoy Coke Zero Family Four-Packs every Saturday with four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks starting at just $16 per person.

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 TexasStars.com.   

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