Texas Stars Return Ryan Button on Loan to Idaho

Feb 20, 2014

CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that defenseman Ryan Button has been reassigned to the Idaho Steelheads, the club’s ECHL affiliate.

Button, 22, has played in 26 games this season for Texas, scoring three goals and recording 32 penalty minutes. The Edmonton, Alberta native, who is normally a defenseman, had been converted to forward recently, skating as a left wing for the Stars. Button has also played in 13 ECHL games for Idaho this season and has 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists), a +1 rating and nine penalty minutes. Originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the third round (86th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Button was acquired by Dallas on July 4, 2013 in a seven-player trade with Boston, along with Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Joe Morrow and Reilly Smith.

The Texas Stars are back at Cedar Park Center on Friday, February 21st as they host the Charlotte Checkers at 7:30 p.m. Friday’s game kicks off Pink in the Rink Weekend presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center and is a $3 Beer and $4 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine Night. Pro-rated full and partial 2013-14 Texas Stars Season Tickets are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.

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