Apr 19, 2013
Todd, 26, completed his senior season at the University of New Brunswick of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, where he recorded 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists) and 28 penalty minutes in 28 regular season games. The Stettler, Alberta native led the Varsity Reds to the school’s third consecutive AUS Championship and then the 2013 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) University Cup as the CIS National Champions, the fifth in school history. He scored the game-winning goal in the championship game as UNB beat St. Mary’s University 2-0 on March 17, 2013 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Todd played four years at UNB, where he appeared in 85 career CIS games and recorded 53 points (23 goals, 30 assists) and 80 penalty minutes and played in 31 career CIS playoff games, tallying 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) and 44 penalty minutes. He held UNB win three AUS Championships (2011, 2012, 2013) and two CIS University Cups (2011, 2013).
The five-foot-ten, 185-pound center is reunited with Stars head coach Willie Desjardins after spending five seasons together (2003-2008) with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Todd played in 234 career WHL games for Medicine Hat, scoring 153 points (54 goals, 99 assists) and 105 penalty minutes. He helped the Tigers win the WHL Championship in 2004 and 2007, serving as the team captain for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons, which included a trip to the 2007 Memorial Cup. In 50 career WHL playoff games, Todd posted 31 points (19 goals, 12 assists) and 26 penalty minutes.
This is the seventh consecutive season that UNB had at least one player move on to the AHL level. Todd will be the fifth UNB player to play in the AHL this year including Darryl Boyce, Kevin Henderson, Hunter Tremblay and Shayne Wiebe.