DeFazio heading to Texas
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced that the club has signed forward Brandon DeFazio to an AHL contract for the upcoming 2016-17 season.
Lightning re-sign Yanni Gourde
The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Yanni Gourde to a one-year, two-way contract. Gourde played in 65 games with the Syracuse Crunch last season, recording 14 goals and 44 points to go along with 42 penalty minutes.
A record rookie season
A Stanley Cup Championship not only capped an incredible playoff run for Matt Murray, it was the finishing touch on a breakout season for the 22-year-old goalie. Murray was one of many AHL grads in the NHL to emerge last season.