Brett Ritchie and Jamie Oleksiak assigned to Texas Stars

Brett Ritchie and Jamie Oleksiak have been reassigned to the Texas Stars. Expect them both to play in Texas’ game against the San Antonio Rampage on Tuesday.

Here is the official release:

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Jamie Oleksiak and right wing Brett Ritchie to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Oleksiak, 22, has registered eight points (1-7=8), eight penalty minutes and 29 shots on goal in 32 games for Dallas this season. He has skated in six games with Texas this season, posting four assists (0-4=4) and a +4 plus/minus rating.

The 6-foot-7, 250-pound native of Toronto, Ontario was selected by Dallas in the first round (14th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

Ritchie, 21, scored his first career NHL goal in his first career NHL game on his first shot on Dec. 31, 2014 vs. the Arizona Coyotes. He has posted four points (3-1=4) and a +8 plus/minus rating in eight NHL games this season. Prior to being recalled by Dallas, Ritchie, posted 18 points (11-7=18) in 22 games for Texas.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound native of Orangeville, Ontario was selected by Dallas in the second round (44th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

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