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MAX MARTIN SIGNS WITH THE AHL’s TEXAS STARS

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DEFENSEMAN MAX MARTIN SIGNS WITH AHL TEXAS STARS

Kamloops, BC – The Texas Stars of the American Hockey League announced today that they have signed 20-year-old defenseman Max Martin to an AHL contract for the 2020-21 season.

Martin, who was acquired from Prince Albert to start the season, suited up in 57 games an accumulated 58 points including 14 goals and 44 assists. He ranked fifth among all WHL defenseman.

The Winnipeg, MB native played 271 games in the WHL and had 164 points over five seasons with Prince George, Prince Albert and Kamloops.

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Texas Stars Sign Defenseman Max Martin

Apr 23, 2020
CEDAR PARK, Texas –
 The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced the signing of defenseman Max Martin to an AHL contract for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

Martin, 20, skated 57 games for the Kamloops Blazers in 2019-20 and amassed a career-high 58 points (14-44=58) to rank fifth on the roster in scoring and fifth among all WHL defensemen. The blueliner paced all WHL defensemen with 28 power play assists and ranked second among all skaters in the league. With his help, Kamloops ended the season first in the WHL’s B.C. Division.

The Blazers had acquired Martin from the Prince Albert Raiders four games into the season. The 6-foot, 195-pound skater previously played in the 2019 Memorial Cup Tournament after capturing the 2019 WHL Championship with the Raiders. Martin helped Prince Albert finish the 2018-19 regular season as the top club in the WHL, collecting 41 points (6-35=41) in 59 games.

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba began his WHL career in 2015 and played five years in the league. Across those seasons with Kamloops, Prince Albert, and the Prince George Cougars, Martin logged 164 points (36-128=164) in 271 games in addition to nine points (1-8=9) in 29 postseason games.

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