Rookie Forward Mike McMurtry Assigned to Idaho Steelheads

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
Rookie forward Mike McMurtry has been assigned to the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. The Stars are returning to health all across the lineup, and McMurtry was a scratch for both games this weekend. Since coming out of Northeastern last season, McMurtry has only played in the AHL. He signed an ATO last season and a standard contract for this year.

This is McMurtry's first ECHL assignment. The Steelheads play three games this week, all at home against the Colorado Eagles.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars, announced Monday the team has assigned rookie forward Mike McMurtry to their ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads.

McMurtry, 24, has tallied 10 points in 26 games this season with Texas (5-5=10). The 6-foot, 180-pound forward is currently in his rookie season after finishing up a four-year career at Northeastern University last year. The Greely, Ontario native recorded 80 points (20-60=80) in 141 collegiate games before beginning his professional career with the Stars.