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Stars Reassign Right Wing Austin Smith to Idaho
Stars Reassign Right Wing Austin Smith to Idaho

Texas Stars at Grand Rapids Griffins Tonight at 6:00 p.m. CT

CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has reassigned right wing Austin Smith from Texas to the Idaho Steelheads, the team’s ECHL affiliate.

Smith, 25, has appeared in 10 games so far this season with Texas, recording zero points, four penalty minutes and a -1 plus-minus rating. The Dallas, Texas native is in his second full pro season and has played in 38 career AHL games, compiling six points (2 goals, 4 assists) and 18 penalty minutes, all with the Stars. Smith skated in 38 regular season games for Idaho last season, leading the Steelheads in goals (27) and points (50). He also recorded 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) in 17 Kelly Cup playoff games, helping Idaho reach the 2013 Western Conference Finals. Smith was drafted by Dallas in the fifth round (128th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and signed a two-year entry-level contract on March 21, 2012.

The Stars will begin a three game road trip tonight as they face the Grand Rapids Griffins for a 6:00 p.m. CT face off at Van Andel Arena. Texas will return home to take on the Iowa Wild on Friday, December 6th for the beginning of Sing for Santa Weekend. The December 6th game is another $3 Draft Beer and $4 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine night and it is the Stars Hockey Family Window Decal giveaway presented by Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. 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

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Posted on 11/29/13

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