The Kansas City Mavericks have added two more to their preseason roster Friday.
The Mavericks received goalie Tyler Parsons and forward Mike McMurtry Friday from the Stockton Heat, Kansas City’s American Hockey League affiliate.
Parsons, 20, is NHL.com’s top prospect with the Calgary Flames organization and was a second round pick, 54th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft. This season will be his first in the professional ranks.
"He's their No. 1 prospect, so we're going to have a lot of talent in goal this season," coach John-Scott Dickson said by phone from Allen, Texas, where the Mavericks will be an exhibition game Friday against the Americans. "We saw him when we visited the Calgary camp and he's got a world of talent."
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound goalie helped lead the major junior club London Knights to the Ontario Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup in the 2015-16 season.
He was named CHL Memorial Cup Most Outstanding Goaltender after posting a .942 save percentage, and he helped the Knights post the best team goals-against average and was named to the OHL All-Star Team.
Last year, the Chesterfield Township, Mich., native also won the World Juniors U-20 gold medal with Team USA, beating host Canada 5-4 in the gold medal game.
McMurtry, 25, comes to the Mavericks after playing in 47 games with the AHL’s Texas Stars in the 2016-17 season. He claimed season totals of 15 points and 26 penalty minutes with the Stars in his first full professional season. He also played six games in the ECHL with the Idaho Steelheads, totaling one goal and five assists.
"McMurtry is another player who can help our team," Dickson added. "We're excited about getting both of them"
The 6-foot, 194-pound forward played college hockey at Northeastern University, where he was an alternate captain during his senior season, posting career highs in goals (eight), assists (23), points (31) and penalty minutes (14) in his final year with the Huskies.
MAVERICKS WIN: The Mavericks erased an early 1-0 deficit to take their preseason opener against Allen 3-1 Friday at Allen Events Center Community Ice.
After trailing 1-0 after the first period, the Mavs responded with three unanswered goals by Jared VanWormer, Rocco Carzo and Mark Cooper.
Goalie Mason McDonald pitched in with 29 saves on 30 shots
"Their goal came on a 5-on-3 power play and Mason made some incredible saves," Dickson said, "and our guys took care of business on the ice. There were three fights, and the boys handled themselves well and we got a big win. We play them again tomorrow and we're all looking forward to that game."