|Mike McMurtry (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)|
The Stars also added a rookie defenseman, Brandon Anselmini. The Ferris State product played finished last season with Orlando of the ECHL after a four-year career for the Bulldogs. Anselmini continues a strong tradition of Ferris State alumni on the Texas Stars roster. Greg Rallo, Cody Chupp and Cory Kane are among the former Bulldogs to lace them up for the Stars.
Both contracts are for the AHL only. McMurtry will probably find himself in Texas but on the margin based on some of the talent that is ahead of him. Depending on what sort of training camp Gemel Smith has, he could start the season centering the fourth line. Anselmini will have to fight his way into the Texas lineup with a full set of Dallas-contracted blue liners ahead of him.