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Stars sign veteran D-man Lukowich

Friday, 07.16.2010 / 12:28 PM / NHL Free Agency 2010

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Stars sign veteran D-man Lukowich
Veteran defenseman Brad Lukowich has resurfaced with the Dallas Stars, the team with which he began his NHL career.
Veteran defenseman Brad Lukowich has resurfaced with the Dallas Stars, the team with which he began his NHL career. He signed a one-year, two-way contract on Friday.

Lukowich, who turns 34 next month, played in 13 games for the Canucks last season. He had a goal, an assist and a plus-5 rating.

In 12 NHL seasons with the Stars, Lightning, Islanders, Devils, Sharks and Canucks, the stay-at-home blueliner has career totals of 23 goals, 113 points, 369 penalty minutes and a plus-43 rating in 653 regular-season games.

Lukowich, who won a Stanley Cup in 2004 with Tampa Bay, also has 1 goal, 6 points and a plus-10 rating in 71 career playoff games.

The Stars also signed defensemen Maxime Fortunus and Trevor Ludwig to one-year, two-way contracts. Fortunus, 26, made his NHL debut with the Stars last season, appearing in eight games, while Ludwig, 25, split time between Texas and Idaho in the ECHL.
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