With Wathier called up to Dallas, Texas had to call up Tristan King from Idaho. King is 1-3-4 with Idaho in six games.
The Dallas Stars announced on Monday that the club has recalled left wing Francis Wathier from the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary minor league affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). The Texas Stars announced that the club has recalled forward Tristan King from the Idaho Steelheads, Texas’ ECHL Affiliate.
Wathier, 25, has played in 23 games for Texas so far this season, ranking second on the team in goals (eight) and tied for third in points (11). In 2009-10, he recorded 40 points (19g, 21a) in 76 games with Texas and helped the Stars reach the Calder Cup Finals in the club’s inaugural season. Wathier also ranked second on the club in penalty minutes during the regular season (101).
The St. Isidore, Ontario native made his NHL debut last season with Dallas, appearing in five games and recording five penalty minutes. Wathier was drafted by Dallas in the sixth round (185th overall) at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
King, a 20-year old rookie, played the first nine games of the season with Texas, scoring twice and setting up two others for four points. He was assigned to Idaho on November, 21. King played in six games for the Steelheads, scoring one goal and three assists for four points.