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Dallas Returns Benn, Chiasson and Smith to Texas Stars

April 28, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Texas Stars News Release

CEDAR PARK, TX - The Texas Stars, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the Dallas Stars, announced today that Dallas has assigned defenseman Jordie Benn and forwards Alex Chiasson and Reilly Smith to Texas. All three players will be available for Game 3 of the Stars 2013 Calder Cup Playoff series with Milwaukee on Wednesday

Benn, 25, appeared in 26 games for Dallas this season, posting six points (1G-5A) with 10 penalty minutes. Earlier this season, Benn recorded his first career NHL goal on March 23 against the Colorado Avalanche. The 6-foot-1 native of Victoria, B.C., has skated in 43 games during the 2012-13 campaign for Texas, notching 21 points (7G-14A) with a plus-five rating. Benn went undrafted and was signed by Dallas on July 25, 2012.

Chiasson, 22, skated in seven NHL games this season and posted seven points (6G-1A). He recorded six goals in his first six career NHL games, becoming the first player since Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin to accomplish that feat.

Earlier this season with the Texas Stars, he appeared in 57 games and tallied 35 points (13G-22A). Chiasson suffered an upper body injury on April 15 against the Chicago Blackhawks and missed the remainder of Dallas' regular season games. The Montreal native was Dallas' second-round selection (38th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Smith, 22, played in 37 contests for Dallas during the 2012-13 season and scored nine points (3G-6A). The Toronto native scored his first career NHL goal on Feb. 15 against Vancouver and returns to Texas tied as the club's fourth leading scorer in the regular season with 35 points (14G-21A). Smith was Dallas' third-round selection (69th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

The Texas Stars will host the Milwaukee Admirals for Game 3 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Park Center. Individual game tickets for the Stars home playoff games may be purchased via Ticketmaster or the Cedar Park Center Box Office. Full ticket packages for all Texas Stars 2013 home playoff games are also on sale and may be purchased by calling 512-GO-STARS.

2013-14 Season Tickets are now on sale. Put your deposit for 2013-14 season tickets and receive priority for both Texas Stars 2013 Calder Cup playoff tickets and 2013-14 season seat selection. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit

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