Since the departure of Texas Stars D Ivan Vishnevskiy, the Stars have been riding six defenseman, which can be a dangerous proposition in such an injury prone sport. To that end, the Texas Stars announced today that they have signed Ethan Graham, most recently of the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL, to a professional tryout contract. Interestingly enough, Graham has also played in 17 games in the AHL with the two Admirals teams, Milwaukee and Norfolk. Graham also played in the Stars organization at one point, playing 47 games with the Iowa Stars in 2007-08.
The Texas Stars announced on Friday the team has signed defenseman Ethan Graham to a PTO (professional tryout agreement).
Graham joins the Texas Stars from the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL, where he’s played in 18 games this season, totaling two goals and nine assists for 11 points. The third-year defender also played for the AHL’s Norfolk Admirals and Milwaukee Admirals this year. Graham was scoreless in one game with Milwaukee and tallied four points (1g-3a) in 16 games with Norfolk.
In all, the Xenia, OH native has played in 155 professional games, including 91 AHL contests. In 2007-08, the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder played in 47 games with the Iowa Stars as a rookie. In 2008-09, Graham played in 27 games for the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. For his AHL career, the defenseman has eight assists and ten points. Graham played his college hockey at Michigan State University, winning a National Title in 2007.