INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Stockton Heat have assigned forward Darren Nowick to Kansas City, announced Saturday morning by the AHL club.
Nowick, 25, returns to Kansas City after playing the first full season of his professional career split between the Mavericks and AHL Bridgeport Sound last season.
In Kansas City, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound forward tallied 45 points (21G+24A) and 26 penalty minutes in 57 games. At the AHL level, Nowick registered three goals and an assist in 13 games.
The Long Beach, California native played college hockey at Northern Michigan, scoring 75 points (31G+44A) in 140 career games. After completing his collegiate career in the 2015-16 season, Nowick signed on to join the Mavs and pitched in seven points in 13 games to help the team clinch the Brabham Cup and a division title.
The right-hand shot played in both of Stockton’s preseason games, notching an assist in their first game against Bakersfield.
The Mavericks face off against the Allen Americans once again tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the teams’ preseason finale and will kick off their season on Friday, Oct. 13 at Tulsa at 7:05 p.m. The team’s home opener will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:05 p.m. against Wichita. Single-game tickets, mini packs and season tickets remain on sale.
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