FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Taylor Fedun from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft. Should Fedun play in 25-or-more regular-or-postseason games with the Dallas Stars during the 2018-19 season, the pick will be sent to Buffalo.
Fedun was assigned to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Fedun, 30, has recorded five assists (0-5=5) in nine games this season with the Rochester Americans (AHL). Among Rochester defensemen, he ranks third in assists (5) and fourth in points (5). Last season in seven regular-season NHL games with Buffalo, Fedun recorded one assist (0-1=1).
The blueliner has appeared in 46 regular-season NHL contests over five seasons with Edmonton, San Jose, Vancouver and Buffalo, registering 15 points (2-13=15). Fedun has amassed 176 points (40-136=176) in 346 AHL regular-season contests and posted eight points (4-4=8) in 31 Calder Cup Playoff contests.
The 6-foot, 200-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta was originally undrafted and signed as a free agent by Buffalo on July 1, 2016.