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Swede standout Brunnstrom signs with Stars

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DALLAS (AP) -Swedish free agent Fabian Brunnstrom signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars on Friday after being wooed by a handful of NHL teams.

"All of the other teams and clubs, like Montreal and Detroit, were good but I just felt that Dallas was a little bit better for me," Brunnstrom said. "I really enjoyed the town and the people around the Dallas organization. I got a chance to visit the practice facility and the American Airlines Center and I thought everything was great."

The 23-year-old Brunnstrom, who was an unrestricted free agent, will join the Stars next season.

Brunnstrom spent the just-completed season with Farjestads BK Karlstad in the Swedish Elite League, recording 37 points (nine goals, 28 assists) in 54 games. The 6-1, 203-pound forward skated for Boras HC in Sweden's second division during the 2006-07 season, when he had 73 points (37 goals, 36 assists) and a plus-51 rating in 41 games.

"We are very excited to get the caliber of player that Fabian is," Stars co-general manager Les Jackson said. "He is a very good prospect and will definitely be a nice addition to our group of younger players."

Brunnstrom said Dallas was the third club he visited.

"It was a really hard decision for me," Brunnstrom said. "The other clubs were really good, too."

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