Texas Stars Pick Up ECHL D William Wrenn

With healthy defensemen at a premium on both the Texas and Dallas roster, the Texas Stars were feeling a little bit skittish today on the injury front. According to Alaska Aces' press release and the ECHL transaction sheet, Texas has signed William Wrenn, a rookie defenseman playing his first pro season with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.

Wrenn has 5-16-21 in 51 games in the ECHL. He has one previous AHL callup to the Worcester Sharks. He had no points in three games. Wrenn was drafted by the Sharks in the second round of 2009 but was not signed. He played for Portland in the WHL prior to turning pro. Texas is next in action at Rochester tomorrow.

Here's the release from Alaska:
Alaska Aces defenseman William Wrenn has been loaned to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, Aces Head Coach, Rob Murray announced on Tuesday. The call-up to the AHL marks the second of the year for Alaska's rookie defenseman.

Wrenn, 21, made his AHL debut in January when he appeared in three games for the Worcester Sharks. The 6'1", 210 lbs. defenseman is a former second round (43rd overall) draft pick of the San Jose Sharks - Worcester's NHL affiliate. He has 21 points (5g, 16a) in 51 Aces games this season. Wrenn is currently the fourth highest scoring rookie defensemen in the ECHL. A local product from Anchorage, Wren represented the Aces in the 2013 All-Star Game. He began this season in Worcester's training camp. Wrenn's call to the Stars marks the fifth AHL different team that has called up players from Alaska this season. The Aces have also sent players to the Sharks, Oklahoma City Barons, Houston Aeros, and Toronto Marlies. Alaska additionally sent players to AHL training camps in Abbotsford and Lake Erie.


  1. Another second round defensive draft pick by the Sharks joining the Texas Stars.

  2. Sounds like a good insurance plan. Can't wait to see how he works out.

  3. What's in the water in Anchorage? It's tasty whatever it might be.


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