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Stars sign Gagnon, Morin

Monday, 07.12.2010 / 4:35 PM / NHL Free Agency 2010

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Stars sign Gagnon, Morin
The Dallas Stars announced Monday that they've signed centers Aaron Gagnon and Travis Morin to one-year, two-way contracts for the 2010-11 season.

Gagnon, 24, made his NHL debut with Dallas last season, recording two shots in two games with the Stars. He spent most of 2009-10 with the AHL's Texas Stars, skating in 78 games and leading the club in goals (27) and points (58). The Quesnel, B.C., native also played in 24 playoff games with Texas, scoring 8 goals and adding 4 assists.

The 5-11, 186-pound center has appeared in 164 career AHL games, scoring 35 goals and 43 assists with a plus-24 rating. Gagnon was originally drafted by Phoenix in the eighth round (No. 240) in the 2004 Entry Draft and was signed as a free agent by Dallas on Feb. 2, 2007.

Morin, 26, skated in 80 games with the Texas Stars last season, scoring 21 goals and tying for the club lead in assists with 31. He helped Texas reach the Calder Cup Final in the club’s inaugural season, posting 4 goals and 12 assists in 24 games. The Brooklyn Park, Minn., native spent three seasons with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL, playing in 147 games and collecting 175 points (62 goals, 113 assists). Morin, who played four years at Minnesota State, was originally drafted in the ninth round (No. 263) by Washington in 2004.
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