Frisco, Tex - Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that right wing Jonathan Cheechoo has accepted an invitation to attend the Dallas Stars' training camp for a tryout.
"We're pleased that Jonathan has accepted our invitation to come to our training camp," Nieuwendyk said. "He has shown the ability to be an effective scorer in this league. He's a competitor and we're going to give him an opportunity."
Cheechoo, 30, played in 61 games with the Ottawa Senators in 2009-10, registering five goals, nine assists and 20 penalty minutes.
The native of Moose Factory, Ont., was San Jose’s second-round pick (29th overall) in 1998 NHL Entry Draft. In 501 career National Hockey League games, the right-winger has scored 170 goals, added 135 assists and 324 penalty minutes. He also recorded 35 points (16 goals and 19 assists) and 32 penalty minutes in 59 career playoff games.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Cheechoo won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal scorer when he tallied 56 goals for the Sharks in 2005-06. Cheechoo was also voted in as a starter for the 2007 NHL all-star game.
Stars training camp begins on Sept. 17 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.