Friday, March 28, 2014

Texas Stars Sign Alex Guptill to Amateur Tryout

(Credit: Josh Rasmussen/Texas Stars)
Fresh off signing an entry level contract with Dallas, left wing Alex Guptill has signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Texas Stars and should join the team in time for tomorrow's game against Hamilton. Guptill just conmpeted his junior year at Michigan. He scored 44 goals and 50 assists in his 110 game collegiate career. He was a third round pick of the Dallas Stars in 2010.

Guptill will wear #37 for Texas. Chris Culligan, Jeff May and Brad Lukowich previously wore #37. Based on the willingness of Coach Desjardins to put Chris Culligan and Derek Hulak into the lineup this season, Guptill may play as early as tomorrow.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that the club has signed left wing Alex Guptill to an amateur tryout contract.

Guptill, 22, just completed his junior year with the University of Michigan of the Big 10 Conference, where he finished fourth on the Wolverines with 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 31 games played. In three seasons with Michigan, the native of Newmarket, Ontario posted 94 points (44 goals, 50 assists) in 110 games. During his freshman campaign (2011-12), Guptill was named the CCHA Rookie of the Year and was also named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team after posting 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) in 41 contests. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound forward was selected by Dallas in the third round (77th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft and signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Stars on March 27, 2014.

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