Texas Stars Add Depth with Goalie Pat Nagle, Defenseman Etienne Boutet

(Credit: Idaho Steelheads)
The Texas Stars announced the signing of two players this afternoon, both likely to head to the Idaho Steelheads. Third-year goaltender Pat Nagle was signed and will man the pipes in Idaho with fellow Texas signee Josh Robinson, a second year man. Defenseman Etienne Boutet out of the QMJHL, whose signing was announced by his junior team in March, was officially announced by Texas as well.

Texas GM Scott White continues to add to the depth of the Stars farm system with these two signings. Nagle, a Ferris State grad, played two seasons with the Florida Everblades. Florida won the ECHL championship in 2011-12 with Nagle splitting playoff starts with John Muse, who fans will know from AHL Charlotte. Nagle's stats were solid but not remarkable in his time in Florida with GAAs of 2.87 and 3.02 and SV%s of .905 and .904. He did have winning records both seasons though for a combined mark of 34-23-6.

Secondly, Boutet is a French-Canadian player out of the QMJHL. He totaled 28-85-113 in 289 games of work over four seasons with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, Rimouski Oceanic and the Gatineau Olympiques. He also participated in Dallas training camp in 2010 and the Traverse City tournament that year as well. He is preliminarily setup to play in Idaho.

In a final bit of news, the Idaho Steelheads announced the signing of defenseman Carl Sneep today. Sneep finished his 2012-13 season with the Stars but in the pressbox instead of on the ice. It's an interesting case for the work that Steelheads GM Brad Ralph and Scott White have done together to sign both Sneep and Vause to ECHL deals.


  1. Boutet also participated in the Dallas Stars' summer 2013 development camp in Frisco. I watched him over a couple of days and was fairly impressed with what I saw. He skates well and can move the puck. I think there could be some nice upside to his game.

  2. White is doing a great job of making sure he has call-ups readily available when the injury bug strikes either Stars team. Much easier than calling around the ECHL at 1am after something happens.
    - PBG


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