FRISCO, Tex. The Dallas Stars
announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Mark Fistric
from the Iowa Stars
, Dallas primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Fistric, 21, was recalled to the NHL for the first time in his career in November and was a healthy scratch on Nov. 16 vs. Colorado. He has skated in 28 games for Iowa this season, recording a goal and four assists for five points with 46 penalty minutes. In his first professional season last year with Iowa, the 6-2, 232-lb. defenseman registered 24 points (two goals, 22 assists) and 83 penalty minutes, and added 16 PIM in 12 Calder Cup Playoff games.
The native of Edmonton, Alta., was Dallas first-round selection (No. 28 overall) in the 2004 Entry Draft. In five seasons with the Vancouver Giants
of the Western Hockey League, Fistric posted 11 goals and 46 assists for 57 points with 453 penalty minutes. He served as Vancouvers captain during the 2005-06 campaign, in which the club won the WHL crown and participated in the Memorial Cup tournament.