Texas Stars Sign Center Daine Todd to ATOApr 18, 2013
Forward Won 2013 CIS University Cup with University of New Brunswick
CEDAR PARK, TX – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that center Daine Todd has signed an amateur tryout contract.
Todd, 26, completed his senior season at the University of New Brunswick of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, where he recorded 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists) and 28 penalty minutes in 28 regular season games. The Stettler, Alberta native led the Varsity Reds to the school’s third consecutive AUS Championship and then the 2013 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) University Cup as the CIS National Champions, the fifth in school history. He scored the game-winning goal in the championship game as UNB beat St. Mary’s University 2-0 on March 17, 2013 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Todd played four years at UNB, where he appeared in 85 career CIS games and recorded 53 points (23 goals, 30 assists) and 80 penalty minutes and played in 31 career CIS playoff games, tallying 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) and 44 penalty minutes. He held UNB win three AUS Championships (2011, 2012, 2013) and two CIS University Cups (2011, 2013).
The five-foot-ten, 185-pound center is reunited with Stars head coach Willie Desjardins after spending five seasons together (2003-2008) with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Todd played in 234 career WHL games for Medicine Hat, scoring 153 points (54 goals, 99 assists) and 105 penalty minutes. He helped the Tigers win the WHL Championship in 2004 and 2007, serving as the team captain for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons, which included a trip to the 2007 Memorial Cup. In 50 career WHL playoff games, Todd posted 31 points (19 goals, 12 assists) and 26 penalty minutes.
The Texas Stars return home on Friday, April 19th for a South Division showdown with the Houston Aeros at 7:30 p.m. Friday’s game at Cedar Park Center is a $3 Beer Night and another Texas Lottery Lucky Section Night, where fans can win scratch off tickets from the Texas Lottery when the first Stars player scores a goal. 2013-14 Season Tickets are now on sale. Put your deposit for 2013-14 season tickets and receive priority for both Texas Stars 2013 Calder Cup playoff tickets and 2013-14 season seat selection. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.