Texas Stars Re-Sign Speedy Forward Colin Markison

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The Texas Stars added another returning forward to their lineup for 2018-19 with Colin Markison signing another AHL contract for the coming season today.

The speedy forward racked up 27 points for Texas, mostly on the bottom six. He occasionally flexed up to the top 6 for added speed in the lineup when the Stars were thin.

The move, which was only announced on Twitter, is Texas's second announced AHL signing of the offseason along with Travis Morin.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Thursday the team has re-signed forward Colin Markison for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Markison, 25, is entering his fourth AHL season and second straight with the Stars after tallying 27 points (7-27=27) in 73 games last year.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound native of Princeton, N.J. has appeared in 146 AHL games in his career with 45 points total (13-32=45). This past season, Markison also recorded five points (3-2=5) in 22 playoff games for the Stars, including the primary assist on Roope Hintz’s overtime goal that sent Texas to the Calder Cup Finals.

Prior to his professional career, Markison spent four seasons playing for the University of Vermont (2011-2015) and two seasons with the USHL’s Omaha Lancers (2009-2011).