Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mathieu Tousignant Loaned to St. John's IceCaps

(Credit: Chris Jerina)
Sometimes forward for the Texas Stars, Mathieu Tousignant, has been loaned to the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL for the balance of the season.

Tousignant has only made it into eighteen games for the Stars this season, spending significant portions of the season in Idaho where he played 28 games.

Tousignant is in the final year of his three year entry level deal and is unlikely to be re-signed this offseason given this move and his usage by Coach Desjardins this season in Texas.

The centerman played a total of 176 regular season games for Texas over four years, compiling seventeen goals and 21 assists. He also picked up 224 PIMs. Tousignant was one of the few original inaugural year Stars still remaining on the team. The others are Travis Morin, Francis Wathier, Colton Sceviour, Luke Gazdic and Maxime Fortunus.

Tousignant's new club has persistently been ranked 14th in the Eastern Conference this season. The club is on a hot streak, going 7-2-1-0 in their last ten, but is just three points away from being knocked out of the playoff hunt. All signs point to the IceCaps ending their season on April 21st at Toronto.

The AHL trade and movement deadline is today at 2 PM Central.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has reassigned Mathieu Tousignant from Texas to the St. John’s IceCaps (AHL).

Tousignant, 23, appeared in 18 games for Texas this season, scoring one goal and recording 10 penalty minutes. The St. Etienne-de-Lauzon, Quebec native also played 28 ECHL games for the Idaho Steelheads, where he posted 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists) and 77 penalty minutes. Undrafted out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey Leauge, Tousignant skated in 176 career AHL games for the Stars over the last four seasons (2009-2013) tallying 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists) and 224 penalty minutes. He also played in five career Calder Cup playoff games with Texas during the 2010-11 season.

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