Mark Stone recalled by Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators today recalled forward Mark Stone from the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.

After making his National Hockey League (and professional) debut in Game 5 of last spring’s Eastern Conference NHL quarterfinal playoff series against the New York Rangers, the recall is the first of Stone’s regular-season career. In 38 AHL contests with the B-Sens this season, the Winnipeg native has recorded 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and 10 penalty minutes. He currently ranks second among active B-Sens with a +15 plus-minus rating.

Stone, 20, has appeared in two NHL post-season contests and registered an assist on Jason Spezza‘s game-winning goal in his professional debut last April 21 at Madison Square Garden – a 2-0 Ottawa victory.

A First Team Western Hockey League All-Star in each of the last two seasons, Stone’s four-season junior career with the Brandon Wheat Kings saw him register 296 points (106 goals, 190 assists) over 232 contests.

The Senators’ sixth-round pick (178th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Stone led Canada in goals (seven) and points (10) at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.