The Texas Stars agreed to terms on standard American Hockey League contracts with defenseman Zach Kamrass and forward Cam Braes for the 2015-16 season.
Kamrass made his professional debut late last season with the Idaho Steelheads and appeared in 12 games with Texas’ ECHL-affiliate. Before signing with Idaho he completed a four-year collegiate career at University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
The scouting report on the 5-foot-11, 189-pound defenseman is he moves the puck well and has some offensive spark. He was on Idaho’s top power play-unit last season and could fill the role held by William Wrenn last season — a depth AHL defenseman, who would get top-pairing minutes in the ECHL.
Braes recently finished a three-year collegiate career at the University of New Brunswick. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound center had 69 points in 82 games during that span.
Braes was a point-per-game scorer his final two seasons in the WHL with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Moose Jaw Warriors. He’ll likely spend most of the 2015-16 season in Idaho due to organizational depth, but could make a Derek Hulak-type impression as a collegiate free agent and make the AHL roster.