Friday, February 10, 2017

Julius Honka Assigned to Texas Stars

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
The Dallas Stars have reassigned defenseman Julius Honka to the Texas Stars ahead of their weekend set against Tucson. Honka played in 10 games with Dallas this season with four assists. Despite his long absence, he still leads the Texas Stars in points and assists.

He should be available tonight.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Julius Honka to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

Honka, 21, has registered four assists (0-4=4) in 10 games with Dallas this season. The defenseman has also recorded 21 points (5-16=21) in 30 games with Texas in 2016-17. Honka ranks fourth on the club in assists (16) and shares fourth in points (21), while he leads team defenseman in both categories and shares second in goals (5).

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound native of Jyvaskyla, Finland was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (14th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

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