Mike Hedden (LW)
Enters his fifth professional season in 2013-14. Undrafted, Hedden made his professional debut with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL on October 16, 2009 against the Florida Everblades. He recorded his first pro point with an assist on October 17, 2009 vs. Florida and then notched his first pro goal on October 23, 2009 vs. Reading. Hedden made his AHL debut with the Grand Rapids Griffins on 1/22/11 vs. Chicago and then tallied his first career AHL point with an assist against Texas on 3/25/11 at Cedar Park Center. He signed a standard AHL contract with the Stars on August 16, 2011 and made his Texas debut on October 9, 2011 vs. Oklahoma City. He posted his first point for Texas with a goal on November 26, 2011 vs. Houston. Hedden holds the distinction of being one of just two players in Texas Stars history, along with Colton Sceviour, to score a penalty shot goal. He accomplished the feat on April 14, 2012 when he beat Oklahoma City goaltender David LeNeveu at 5:35 of the second period in front of a sellout crowd at Cedar Park Center. Hedden re-signed a one-year AHL contract with Texas on June 14, 2012 and signed with the Stars once again on July 12, 2013. He made his Calder Cup Playoff debut on April 26, 2013 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Milwaukee and recorded two assists, including the primary assist on Brett Ritchie’s game-winning goal in overtime. Hedden finished the 2013 playoffs tied for second on Texas with four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in nine games played. Entering the 2013-14 season he ranks sixth all-time in Stars franchise history in game-winning goals (7), seventh in goals (32), ninth in points (69). Hedden played four years of Division III college hockey for Neumann University of the ECAC-West conference. In 108 career NCAA games he scored 163 points (96 goals, 67 assists) and 109 penalty minutes. During his senior season Hedden helped Neumann win the 2009 NCAA D-III National Championship, the first in school history, beating Gustavus Adolphus College 4-1 on March 21, 2009 at the Herb Brooks Arena Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York.