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Firebirds’ Dellandrea called-up to Dallas Stars’ AHL affiliate Texas Stars

Garrett FitzGerald

Flint, Mich. – The NHL’s Dallas Stars announced today that they have called up Flint Firebirds’ forward Ty Dellandrea to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Texas Stars. Dellandrea is expected to join the team before their home game against the Grand Rapids Griffins this Wednesday.

Dellandrea, 18, finished the 2018-19 campaign with 63 points (22G, 41A) in 60 games, leading the Firebirds in both assists and points this year. Over the past three seasons, he has amassed 146 points (62G, 84A) in 184 OHL games.

He became the first Flint Firebird to be selected in the first round of an NHL Draft when Dallas tabbed him 13th overall this past June. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound forward signed a three-year NHL Entry Level contract with Dallas on Sep. 19 after playing in his first NHL pre-season game against the St. Louis Blues on Sep. 18.

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Ty Dellandrea shakes the hand of NHL Commissioiner Gary Bettman after being selected thirteenth overall by the Dallas Stars during the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: Ty Dellandrea shakes the hand of NHL Commissioiner Gary Bettman after being selected thirteenth overall by the Dallas Stars during the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Dellandrea was originally selected by the Firebirds in the first-round, fifth overall, of the 2016 OHL Draft. He was then named an assistant captain in his second season in Flint before being announced as the club’s captain this year.

The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars.

Since the Flint Firebirds’ inception four season ago in 2015, the club has now had 15 drafted or NHL signed players on its roster consisting of Will Bitten (Montreal), Dennis Busby (Arizona), Nick Caamano (Dallas), Connor Chatham (New Jersey), Ty Dellandrea (Dallas) Fedor Gordeev (Toronto), Kyle Keyser (Boston Bruins), Nick Mattinen (Toronto), Brent Moran (Dallas), Alex Nedeljkovic (Carolina), Alex Peters (Dallas), Vili Saarijarvi (Detroit), Kole Sherwood (Columbus), Jalen Smereck (Arizona) and Josh Wesley (Carolina).

Early bird ticket packages for the Flint Firebirds’ 2019-20 OHL season are on sale now. A $50 deposit reserves your seat for next season! The special early bird price deadline is Tuesday, April 30th and fans can secure their seats for next season at the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. For additional pricing and ticket information, fans can call the box office at (810) 744-0580 or email mary@dorteventcenter.com.

Photo Credit: Garrett FitzGerald

 

For more information:

Dominic Hennig
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
dominic@flintfirebirds.com
(810) 519-9347

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