Stars add Shawn Horcoff from Oilers

Updated: July 5, 2013, 2:52 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Dallas Stars weren't done on a busy Fourth of July.

On the same day they acquired forwards Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley in a blockbuster deal with the Boston Bruins, the Stars later acquired veteran center Shawn Horcoff from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Philip Larsen and a seventh-round pick in 2016.

Horcoff, 34, had to waive his no-trade clause to accept the deal. He's spent his entire career with Edmonton.

The Stars had hoped to improve their center ice position under new general manager Jim Nill and have done so in one day with the acquisitions of Seguin and Horcoff.

"Shawn is a proven leader in this League and helps solidify our group at center," stated Nill in a release. "He's a hard-working, two-way player that can contribute in all situations and our young players will be able to learn from his work ethic and example."

Also, the Stars signed goaltender Dan Ellis to a two-year contract on Friday. The deal is worth $900,000 a year, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

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