Texas Stars sign Zach Kamrass and Cam Braes to AHL contracts

LOWELL, MA - OCTOBER 5: NCAA hockey at the Tsongas Center on October 10, 2014 in Lowell, Massachusetts. Boston College Eagles versus Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks (Photo by Richard T Gagnon)

LOWELL, MA – OCTOBER 5: NCAA hockey at the Tsongas Center on October 10, 2014 in Lowell, Massachusetts. Boston College Eagles versus Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks (Photo by Richard T Gagnon)

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.

Cameron Braes.

Cameron Braes.

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.

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