Travis Morin returns to Texas Stars for 10th season

The veteran forward is the only player to skate for the team every year since they came to Texas


Travis Morin is coming back to Cedar Park.

The only player to wear the Texas jersey the entire time the AHL team has existed is returning to the ice for his and the team’s 10th season in Cedar Park next season, the team announced Monday. 

“Texas has become home for me and my family,” Morin said in a release. “We have had great success over my time with the Stars and we are excited to come back and continue being a part of it.”

The 34-year-old Minnesota native led the team with 61 points last season and finished with an AHL-best 51 assists. He scored five goals and chipped in with eight assists as the Stars advanced to the Calder Cup Finals for the third time in team history, losing to the Toronto Marlies in seven games. 

Morin is the franchise leader in nearly every category for position players, topping the Stars’ list in games played (618), goals (167), assists (361), points (528), power-play goals (44) and power-play assists (162).

He became the 92nd player in history to record 500 AHL points with an assist against the San Antonio Rampage on Dec. 27 last season and played in his 600th AHL game against the Tucson Roadrunners on Feb. 10.

Morin has appeared in the Calder Cup Finals three times and lived the trophy in 2014, the same year he won the league MVP, playoff MVP and AHL scoring titles and has been selected to the AHL All-Star Classic four times. 

Originally a ninth-round pick of the Washington Capitals in 2004, he’s appeared in 13 NHL games in his career, all for the Dallas Stars and recorded one assist. 

"Travis has been the face of the Texas Stars for nine seasons and continues to be an important part of what we do as an organization," said Dallas Stars Assistant General Manager Scott White. "He continues to contribute as an impact player on the ice for us and, off the ice, he is an important example to our younger players on what it takes to reach the next level in their careers."

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