When Ryan Garbutt scored the game-winner in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Montreal, the Dallas Stars forward became the third rookie to find the back of the net this year.
Garbutt, a 26-year-old center who was recalled from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League on Friday, found the back of the net for the first time as an NHL player in just his third career game.
While he might not be young in terms of age, he definitely fits the bill in terms of making his NHL debut on Saturday at Phoenix.
Here is a look at the other Stars who have gained NHL experience this year.
Richard Bachman (24)---Bachs' stellar performance while Kari Lehtonen was out with a groin injury in late November and early December was enough for the Stars to send veteran backup Andrew Raycroft to the AHL. In 13 games, 11 of which were starts, Bachman has gone 6-3-0 with a 2.72 goals-against-average and one shutout. He might not play much down the stretch as the Stars figure to ride Lehtonen almost until the w...