Jason Dickinson Returns to Texas Stars, First NHL Goal in Hand

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
The Dallas Stars have reassigned Jason Dickinson to the Texas Stars this morning. It was an expected move as the emergency recall meant he had to be assigned as soon as Jason Spezza was healthy. However, what Dickinson did with the callup was extremely impressive.

With just under 12 minutes of ice time, Dickinson scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot. He got eaten up in the faceoff dot, but it was still a spectacular showing for a player who had no idea he'd be in the NHL just 12 hours before the game started.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned center Jason Dickinson to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Dickinson, 20, made his NHL debut last night against Colorado and scored a goal on his first career shot on net. With Texas, he has posted 50 points (20-30=50) in 69 games played. In his first full year of professional hockey, his 50 points are sixth among AHL rookies and are third overall on Texas. His three shorthanded goals are tied for fourth in the AHL and his five-game goal streak (5-2=7) from Feb. 17 - 27 is the second-longest streak for an AHL rookie this season.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound native of Georgetown, Ontario was selected by Dallas in the first round (29th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.