Stars sign D Sheldon Souray

July, 1, 2011
The Dallas Stars have signed defenseman Sheldon Souray to a one-year, $1.65 million contract. Souray played last season with Hershey of the American Hockey League, where he had 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists) in 40 games.

The 34-year-old has one of the hardest shots in hockey. He has 262 points, including 96 goals, in 650 career NHL games. He last played in the NHL in 2009-10 with the Edmonton Oilers.

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Here's the Dallas Stars signing scorecard to date:

RW Michael Ryder: 2 years, $7 million
C Vernon Fiddler: 3 years, $5.4 million
D Adam Pardy: 2 years, $4 million
D Sheldon Souray: 1 year, $1.65 million
RW Radek Dvorak: 1 year, $1.5 million
C Jake Dowell: 1 year, $800,000

Minor league signings

D Jordie Benn: one-year, two-way
C Ryan Garbutt: one-year, two-way

Cap note

If you include forward Tomas Vincour, the Stars have 23 likely roster players under contract for about 49.9 million in cap costs, which is $1.6 million above the cap floor. Take out Vincour and they're at $49.1 million in cap costs with 22 likely roster players in the mix.

Mark Stepneski
Mark Stepneski joined in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.



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