Texas Stars Add Defenseman Max Martin for Next Season

(Credit: Allen Douglas)
With the season suspended, the Texas Stars are still making moves to prepare for next season. Defenseman Max Martin has been signed to an AHL deal for 2020-21.

Martin is a Kamloops product, notching 14-44=58 in 57 games this past season. He won the WHL Championship with the Prince Albert Raiders in 2019.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced the signing of defenseman Max Martin to an AHL contract for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

Martin, 20, skated 57 games for the Kamloops Blazers in 2019-20 and amassed a career-high 58 points (14-44=58) to rank fifth on the roster in scoring and fifth among all WHL defensemen. The blueliner paced all WHL defensemen with 28 power play assists and ranked second among all skaters in the league. With his help, Kamloops ended the season first in the WHL’s B.C. Division.

The Blazers had acquired Martin from the Prince Albert Raiders four games into the season. The 6-foot, 195-pound skater previously played in the 2019 Memorial Cup Tournament after capturing the 2019 WHL Championship with the Raiders. Martin helped Prince Albert finish the 2018-19 regular season as the top club in the WHL, collecting 41 points (6-35=41) in 59 games.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba began his WHL career in 2015 and played five years in the league. Across those seasons with Kamloops, Prince Albert, and the Prince George Cougars, Martin logged 164 points (36-128=164) in 271 games in addition to nine points (1-8=9) in 29 postseason games.