|(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)|
Defensemen under contract and expected with Texas now include Gavin Bayreuther, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Ludwig Bystrom, Niklas Hansson, Dillon Heatherington, Chris Martenet, Brent Regner and Matt Mangene. Shane Hanna will likely head to Idaho unless he can push past those players.
Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Thursday the team has signed defenseman Matt Mangene to an AHL contract for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
Mangene, 28, returns for his fourth season in Cedar Park. Last season, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound blueliner tallied 27 points (8-19=27) in 66 games for the Stars. In his three previous seasons in Texas, Mangene (MAN-jeen) has appeared in 143 games with 54 points (13-41=54).
The Manorville, N.Y. native has competed in 245 AHL games in his career with Texas, the Adirondack Phantoms and Bridgeport Sound Tigers with 71 points (21-50=71).