|(Credit: Idaho Steelheads)|
Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Friday the team has signed forward Will Merchant to a professional tryout agreement.
Merchant, 23, began the season in training camp with Texas before being returned to the Idaho Steelheads, the ECHL affiliate of the Stars. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward has tallied 48 points (21-27=48) in 66 games this season with Idaho. The Eagan, Minn. native is currently in his first professional season after finishing up a four-year career at the University of Maine.
The Stars visit the Milwaukee Admirals at 6 p.m. CST tonight.