Dallas Stars Recall Peterson While Comeau, Kero Head to Texas

(Credit: Ross Bonander / Texas Stars)

The Dallas Stars recalled Jacob Peterson from the Texas Stars this afternoon. Dallas also assigned Tanner Kero and Blake Comeau to Texas after they both cleared NHL waivers.

Jacob Peterson played in six games for Texas after being assigned to the team on October 27 and was 2-3=5 during that stint. At the beginning of the season in Dallas, Peterson scored just one goal in six games. However, Peterson looked strong during his time with Texas and a callup back to Dallas is no surprise.

Blake Comeau joined the Dallas Stars at the beginning of the 2018-19 season and has logged 189 games with the team. This will be Comeau’s first time joining the Texas Stars and his first time in the AHL since 2009. Comeau played 120 games and registered 84 points (including playoffs) with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers between 2006 and 2009. Having 16 years of NHL experience, Comeau will be the most seasoned player on the Texas roster. With all that has gone on with the Dallas and Texas rosters in the last few days, seeing how Comeau fits into the Texas lineup will be something to keep an eye on.

Tanner Kero returns to the Texas Stars after spending last season and the beginning of this season with Dallas. Kero last played for Texas during the 2019-20 season and during that season he recorded 33 points in 49 games. Kero also has vast AHL experience with the Rockford IceHogs and Utica Comets, playing in 197 regular season games with those two teams. In seven games for Dallas this season, Kero posted no goals, two assists, and an average of 9:29 spent on the ice per game.

With Comeau and Kero on their way to Texas, the team will have 15 forwards on the active roster. After the addition of these two highly-experienced forwards, carefully orchestrating lineups will be a big task for Texas Stars head coach Neil Graham in the days ahead.

Here is the official press release:

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today the team has recalled forward Jacob Peterson from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Additionally, the team has loaned forwards Blake Comeau and Tanner Kero to Texas.

Peterson, 22, has registered five points (2-3=5) in six AHL games with Texas so far this season. The forward opened the 2021-22 season with Dallas, recording one goal (1-0=1) in six NHL contests. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 14 against the New York Rangers and scored his first career NHL goal (1-0=1) on his first career shot. Peterson has logged an average time on ice of 15:10 and has registered eight shots and six hits.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound native of Lidkoping, Sweden was originally selected by Dallas in the fifth round (132nd overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.

Comeau, 35, has scored one goal (1-0=1) in six games with Dallas so far in 2021-22. The forward has also recorded 13 hits and 11:28 time on ice per game this season. Comeau missed the first six games of the campaign due to an upper body injury.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Meadow Lake, Sask. was originally selected by the New York Islanders in the second round (47th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2018.

Kero, 29, has logged two assists (0-2=2) in seven games with Dallas this season. He has also registered three hits and three blocked shots on the campaign.

The 6-foot, 185-pound native of Hancock, Mich. was originally undrafted and signed with Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2019.