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Stars, Panthers trade prospects

The Dallas Stars, parent club of the AHL’s Texas Stars, announced on Friday that the club has traded left wing Ondrej Roman to the Florida Panthers, parent club of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, in exchange for center Angelo Esposito.

Esposito, 22, has played in 16 games for the Rampage this season, collecting two goals and three assists totaling five points and eight penalty minutes. In his second full professional season, Esposito has totaled five goals and 17 assists for 22 points in 86 career AHL games with San Antonio and Chicago.

The 6-foot, 190-pound forward from Montreal was selected by Pittsburgh as the 20th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Roman, 22, has spent the majority of the season with Texas, collecting one goal and four assists with four penalty minutes.

The second-year pro recorded eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points in 72 games as a rookie with Texas last season.

The 6-foot, 185-pound forward was selected by Dallas in the fifth round (136th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.