A couple tidbits for a Tuesday morning as I prepare for a long day of travel back to Texas.
*Dallas Stars prospect Jamie Oleksiak talked to the Saginaw News about his decision to leave Northeastern University and sign with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League for the 2011-12 season.
“I thought in terms of my development and where I was going and my game personally, I wanted to get more games and play in the OHL, which is similar to the pro level,” Oleksiak told newspaper. “I thought I could kind of get used to the game there.”
Oleksiak, the Stars' first round pick (14th overall) in this summer's draft, signed with Saginaw yesterday.
*The Stars have assigned numbers to their new players and here is the list:
11 – Jake Dowell
18 – Eric Godard
20 – Radek Dvorak
27 – Adam Pardy
38 – Vernon Fiddler
44 – Sheldon Souray
73 – Michael Ryder