Morin honored by Stars

The Texas Stars honored the face of their franchise on Saturday night as Travis Morin‘s number 23 was raised to the rafters at H-E-B Center in Cedar Park.

Morin announced his retirement on July 31 after 12 professional seasons, including 10 with the Stars. He joined the organization before Texas’s inaugural season in 2009 and went on to collect 175 goals, 385 assists and 560 points for the club, helping them to three Calder Cup Finals appearances and the 2014 championship. Morin’s 686 regular-season games played for Texas place him eighth all-time in games for any single AHL franchise.

Morin had one of the most decorated seasons in AHL history in 2013-14. After representing Texas in the AHL All-Star Classic, a showcase event against Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League, Morin went on to win the league scoring title and regular-season MVP honors before leading the Stars to the Calder Cup title and capturing the league’s playoff MVP award as well.

The native of Brooklyn Park, Minn., served as Stars captain from 2015-17, and led the team in scoring five times.

In postseason play, Morin registered 23 goals and 41 assists for 64 points in 87 games as the Stars reached the Finals in 2010, 2014 and 2018.