Dallas Recalls Roope Hintz, Making Texas Even Thinner Up Front

(Credit: Texas Stars)
An already thin Texas roster got even thinner this morning as the Dallas Stars recalled Roope Hintz to the NHL. It's the first NHL recall for the forward, who is in his first year in North America. The recall could be of the emergency variety, which means it wouldn't count against the four recall limit post trade deadline. More information on that will be available after Dallas morning skate.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled forward Roope Hintz from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Hintz, 21, ranks fourth on Texas with 15 goals and is tied for fifth on the team with 27 points (15-12=27) in 55 AHL games this season. Hintz also ranks third on the team with five power play goals and is tied for fourth with two game-winning goals in 2017-18.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of Tampere, Finland was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (49th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.