Report: Texas Stars Sign Yale Forward Jesse Root on AHL Deal

According to the Yale Daily News, four-year forward Jesse Root has been signed to an AHL deal by the Texas Stars. Grant Bronsdon first reported the story yesterday. It looks like Root will be an AHL/ECHL guy for the organization this season.

From the article:
"Most recently, forward Jesse Root ’14 reached a deal with the AHL Texas Stars. The 2013-14 Eli captain will join last year’s AHL champion after spending the spring with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on a tryout contract."
The Pittsburgh native had a single goal in eleven games with the Sound Tigers on a tryout to end last season. Root led the Yale Bulldogs in points in his senior season with 14 goals and 23 assists in 30 games.

In a bit of interesting news that I'm sure no one ever asks him about, Root's cousin is former NFL quarterback Dan Marino.