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Stars sign defenceman Dillon to 1-year contract after strong season helps ends playoff drought @NHL

DALLAS - The Dallas Stars have signed Brenden Dillon to a one-year contract after the young defenceman's best season so far helped end the club's five-year playoff drought.

The 23-year-old Dillon had career highs in most categories, including 17 points on six goals and 11 assists last season. He played in 80 regular-season games before the Stars lost to Anaheim in their first playoff series since 2008.

Dillon has 25 points in 129 career games over three seasons. He was fourth among NHL defencemen with a plus-20 rating at home last season.

Terms of the deal announced Thursday weren't disclosed.

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