Taylor Peters, Maxime Lagace Head to the ECHL

The Texas Stars have assigned Taylor Peters and Maxime Lagace to the ECHL. Peters will head to Idaho. Lagace will mind the net in Missouri, which joined the ECHL after the CHL folded this summer.

The Peters assignment is a little puzzling. He was a solid bottom six forward last year but seems to have been jumped by several forwards in Derek Laxdal's list. The Stars have been searching for a home for Lagace for at least a month. He finds that home in Missouri.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced today they have assigned two players to the ECHL as forward Taylor Peters will be joining the team’s affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads, and goaltender Maxime Lagace will be joining the Missouri Mavericks.

Peters, 22, has posted one assist in 11 games with Texas this year. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound center tallied 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 70 games for the Stars. Prior to his pro career, Peters played parts of five seasons in the Western Hockey League for the Portland Winter Hawks.

Lagace, 21, dressed in his first two career AHL games this past weekend and made his AHL debut on Nov. 21, in the third period against the San Antonio Rampage. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound goaltender began the season in training camp with the Stars, and has been with club since being called up from the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads on Oct. 17.