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T-Birds' Troock signs with NHL's Stars

Branden Troock celebrates after scoring a goal during the Thunderbirds
Branden Troock celebrates after scoring a goal during the Thunderbirds' first-round playoff series-clinching Game 5 win over Everett.
— image credit: Courtesy photo/Kyle Scholzen, Thunderbirds

For the Reporter

Seattle Thunderbirds right wing Branden Troock has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars, general manager Russ Farwell announced today.

Troock had 58 points on 24 goals and 34 assists this season for the T-Birds. He had seven points on four goals and three assists in nine playoff games. In four seasons with the T-Birds. Troock has appeared in 144 games and has 45 goals and 56 assists for 101 points.

"Early in his career Branden had to overcome a number of injuries, but this year fans got to see his skill and potential for a full season," Farwell said. "Dallas obviously saw the huge potential he has and the big upside he has to reach his full potential. It is always great to see our players get a chance to move on and play at the next level and we wish him luck as he starts his career as a pro player."

Troock was originally selected by the Stars in the fifth round, 134th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft. Troock was the T-Birds' first-round selection, 12th overall, in the 2009 Bantam Draft.

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