Brett Ritchie (RW)
CAREER NOTES: Drafted by Dallas in the second round (44th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft ... Signed a three-year, entry level contract with Dallas on July 11, 2012 ... Made his pro debut with Texas and scored his first career goal on his first shot, on April 5, 2013 vs. Oklahoma City ... Recorded his first career assist on April 7, 2013 at San Antonio ... Made his Calder Cup Playoff debut and scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Milwaukee on April 26, 2013 ... Played four seasons of major junior hockey for the Sarnia Sting and Niagara IceDogs of the OHL, scoring 188 points (98 goals, 90 assists) in 217 career games ... Was teammates with Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak and helped lead the IceDogs to the 2011-12 OHL Central Division title and the 2012 Eastern Conference Championship, before losing to the London Knights 2012 OHL Finals ... Represented Canada at the 2010 World U17 Hockey Challenge, helping Team Ontario win a silver medal, losing to the United States 2-1 ... Played for Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF U18 World Junior Championships, falling to Russia in the bronze medal game, 6-4 ... Competed for Canada again at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships, falling to Russia 6-5 in the bronze medal game ...
2014-15 SEASON: Attended the NHL Prospects Tournament with Dallas in Traverse City, Michigan ... Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 29 against Oklahoma City ... Scored his second career hat trick on Dec. 27 vs. Charlotte ... Tied a team-high with a +4 rating on Dec. 28 vs. San Antonio ...