The Dallas Stars announced today that club has acquired defenseman Kevin Connauton and a second-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for center Derek Roy.
Connauton, 23, has spent the last two seasons playing for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has appeared in 133 games, posting 58 points (20G-38A) along with 125 penalty minutes. During the 2012-13 campaign with the Wolves, Connauton has 25 points (7G-18A) in 60 games, ranking first in goals and second in points amongst defenseman. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defenseman from Edmonton was Vancouver's third-round selection (83rd overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.
Roy, 29, skated in 30 games this season with Dallas posting 22 points (4G-18A) after being acquired via trade from Buffalo on July 2, 2012. Over the course of his NHL career, Roy has appeared in 579 games, tallying 165 goals, 284 assists for 449 points. The Ottawa native was Buffalo's second-round selection (32nd overall) in the 2001 NHL Draft.
Today's acquisitions included, the Stars now have nine picks in the 2013 NHL Draft:
3rd (EDM or MIN)**
* Conditional pick, Dallas receives Boston's first-round selection in 2013 if the Bruins advance to the Eastern Conference Finals in this year's playoffs
** Dallas receives the better of the pick (either Edmonton or Minnesota)