Texas Stars Add Rookie Forward Spencer Naas on an AHL Deal

The Texas Stars announced the signing of Spencer Naas to an AHL deal this afternoon. The rookie forward played 12 games with Cleveland on an ATO to close last season. Before that, he was an alternate captain for the UConn Huskies, notching 77 points in 143 career games.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Wednesday the team has signed rookie forward Spencer Naas to an AHL contract for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Naas, 23, appeared in 12 games for the Cleveland Monsters last season after wrapping up a four-year career at the University of Connecticut from 2014-2018. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound forward tallied seven points (4-3=7) in his 12 AHL games with Cleveland.

Over four seasons in Connecticut, the St. Louis Park, Minn. native appeared in 143 career games, recorded 77 points (49-28=77) and served as alternate captain for the Huskies in his final two seasons. Naas set a career high with 24 points in his senior season at Connecticut and finished tied for the team lead with 12 goals in 2017-18.