Stars’ Morin named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Texas Stars center Travis Morin has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 20, 2013.

Morin racked up nine points (four goals, five assists) in four games last week, taking over the AHL scoring lead and sending Texas to the top of the Western Conference standings.

Morin drew an assist on Texas’s only goal Tuesday night, helping the Stars earn a point in a 2-1 overtime loss at Oklahoma City. His goal on Friday night sealed the Stars’ 3-1 victory at San Antonio, and he came back with two goals – including one on a penalty shot – and an assist as Texas downed the Rampage, 6-0, to sweep the home-and-home set on Saturday. Morin finished the week with his second four-point showing of the season, sparking a Texas comeback with a goal and adding three third-period assists in a 9-3 win over Abbotsford.

Morin, who has tallied a point in 13 consecutive regular-season contests (11g, 15a) going back to last year, leads the league with eight assists and 15 points in six games so far in 2013-14, figuring in the scoring on 57.7 percent of the Stars’ offense (26 goals). The seventh-year pro from Brooklyn Park, Minn., has skated in 290 career AHL games with Texas and Hershey, totaling 74 goals and 149 assists for 223 points, and is the Stars franchise’s all-time leading scorer with 222 points in a Texas uniform. Drafted by Washington in 2004, Morin signed with the Dallas Stars on July 12, 2010.

In recognition of his achievement, Morin will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Stars home game.

Also see: Past winners, AHL Player of the Week