Austin, TX- The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced that rookie center Riley Damiani has been named the CCM / AHL Rookie of the Month after recording four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in 10 games in March. Damiani’s run to the award included a stretch of five consecutive multi-point games from Mar. 13 to Mar. 30.
Damiani helped the Stars to a sweep of their three-game visit to Tucson to begin the month, notching an assist each on Mar. 3 and Mar. 5 before netting the game-winning goal and another assist on Mar. 6. He recorded his first pro hat trick on Mar. 13, scoring all three Texas goals against Colorado, then registered four straight outings with two assists apiece to move one point off the league lead in scoring.