Jesse Root (C)
CAREER NOTES: Made his AHL debut on March 19, 2014 at Hartford and tallied his first career AHL point with a goal ... Completed a four-year collegiate career at Yale University with 92 points (35 goals, 57 assists) in 122 games ... Won the 2013 NCAA Frozen Four National Championship with Yale ... Scored the OT winner over Minnesota in the NCAA Regional Semifinal round, and the game-winner over North Dakota to send Yale to the Frozen Four ... Cousin of NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino ...
2014-15 SEASON: Started the season in training camp with the Stars before being assigned to Idaho (ECHL) ... Recalled from ECHL Idaho and made his Texas Stars debut on Nov. 10 at the Charlotte Checkers ... Tallied his first point of the season and his first career AHL assist on Nov. 16 at the Rockford IceHogs ... Scored his first goal of the season on Dec. 10 vs. Oklahoma City ...