Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Texas inks F Matt Tassone for 2010-11

Matt Tassone, who had been rumored to be signed by the Texas Stars earlier in the summer, has finally officillay been announced as a member of the 2010-11 squad for Texas. Tassone was drafted by Dallas in 2008 but was not signed to an ELC after undergoing a lot of injury issues. This will be Tassone's first pro season after playing five years in the WHL.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars announced on Wednesday the signing of forward Matt Tassone for the 2010-11 season.

Tassone will turn pro after playing the last five years for the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos. Tassone played in 187 regular season games, scoring 73 goals and setting up 46 others for 119 points, as well as racking up 343 penalty minutes. The 20-year old forward had his best season for Swift Current in 2008-09, scoring 36 goals and totaling 55 points in 52 games. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder also added 100 penalty minutes. The St. Albert, AB native also played in 12 playoff contests for the Broncos, totaling three goals and eight points, to go along with 12 penalty minutes in 2007-08. The Dallas Stars drafted Tassone in the sixth round (#176) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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