Stars rookie Connor Hillier has signed a two-year contract with the team and will begin his rookie season on the NHL’s opening night roster.
Stars general manager Jim Nill said Monday that the team has acquired goalie Josh Rigg for the remainder of the season, which will allow the 24-year-old to make the NHL debut at 6 p.m.
ET tonight against the New Jersey Devils.
Rigg had an impressive rookie season, going 1-2-0 with a 2.17 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and two shutouts in 34 games with the Providence Bruins.
He played for the Providence Admirals last season and was selected by the Stars with the eighth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Ritchie was the team’s second-round pick in 2014 and the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Trade Deadline.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound left-hander has a career record of 22-20-5 with a 3.35 goals-to-save percentage and 1.88 goals-plus-an-game.
Ridley had a great rookie campaign, recording a 3-0-0 record and a .924 save percentage with a 1.89 goals-per-game average.
The 18-year old defenseman is the fourth rookie to earn an NHL roster spot and the first since Nick Bonino in 2008.