Avalanche acquire forward Sertich from Stars

The Colorado Avalanche, parent club of the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters, have acquired forward Marty Sertich (pictured) from the Dallas Stars organization in exchange for a conditional draft choice in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Sertich, 25, has spent the past two seasons with the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League. He led Iowa with 27 goals and 52 points in 79 games during the 2007-08 season. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound center also paced the Stars in power-play goals (9) and game-winning goals (5).

“Marty is a skilled offensive player who will provide depth at the center position,” said Avalanche assistant general manager Greg Sherman.

Prior to signing with the Stars, the Roseville, Minn., native played four seasons at Colorado College (WCHA), where he captured the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as a junior in 2004-05. Sertich led the nation with 64 points that year and ranked second nationally in goals (27) and assists (37), helping the Tigers advance to the NCAA Frozen Four. He signed with Dallas as a free agent on July 10, 2006.