Roope Hintz Returns to Texas Stars

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Roope Hintz is on his way back to the Texas Stars. At this point, the young forward has recorded more games in the NHL than AHL on the season.

He is being sent down as part of a series of moves to make room for Martin Hanzal to come off IR. In a related move, Dallas also waived and lost Gemel Smith to the Boston Bruins earlier today. The former Texas Star had 186 AHL games to his name, all in a Texas sweater, and 77 NHL games with Dallas.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned left wing Roope Hintz to the Texas Stars.

Hintz, 22, has recorded three points (2-1=3) in 14 NHL games with Dallas during the 2018-19 campaign. Hintz recorded his first career NHL goal on Nov. 18 against the New York Islanders. The forward has also appeared in nine AHL contests with Texas so far this season, registering 11 points (4-7=11), including two power play goals.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of Tampere, Finland was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (49th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft. In 79 career AHL games, Hintz has recorded 46 points (24-22=46) including nine power play goals.