The Texas Stars signed defenseman Matt Mangene to a PTO according to the AHL’s official transaction page. He’s also already on Texas’ team website roster and is slated to wear number 26.
Mangene had been playing with the Florida Everblades in the ECHL and had 17 points in 22 games from the blue line. He has 102 games of AHL experience in the past three seasons with the Adirondack Phantom and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
The signing gives Texas eight defensemen on the roster. This move could mean Scott Valentine still isn’t well enough to play (he didn’t last night) and it also gives Texas some more flexibility if Julius Honka joins Finland for the World Junior Championship.