The last time Adam Mascherin played in North America, he scored 34 points in 37 games and wore an “A” as an alternate captain for the Texas Stars. For now, that will remain his most recent campaign, as the young forward has signed a multi-year contract with Asiago, who has joined the ICEHL for 2022-23.
Mascherin, 24, will be with the club through 2025, a deal that means his NHL rights–still currently owned by the Dallas Stars after they issued him a qualifying offer in 2021–will expire and he will be an unrestricted free agent when this deal is complete.
Originally selected 38th overall by the Florida Panthers in 2016, Mascherin never signed with them and re-entered the draft two years later. This time he was picked 100th overall by the Dallas Stars, and quickly signed his entry-level contract. In his three years with the organization, he played exclusively in the AHL with Texas, racking up 40 goals and 89 points in 142 games.
Last season, he decided to head to Europe where he played for Skelleftea AIK in the SHL, scoring seven goals in 15 games. Those offensive skills will now be taken to a league that is even less competitive, which could very well result in Mascherin being one of the top scorers in the ICEHL. As for the Stars, his rights will be lost when he turns 27, which he will do on June 6, 2025, a few weeks before free agency opens.