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Stars sign defenseman Emil Djuse to 1-year, entry-level contract

The 25-year-old registered 21 points in 50 games during the 2018-19 season with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Elite League

by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Emil Djuse to a one-year, entry-level contract. 

Djuse, 25, spent the 2018-19 season with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Elite League. He registered 21 points (3-18=21) in 50 games, recording career-highs in points (21) and assists (18). In three seasons with the club, Djuse skated in 149 games and amassed 56 points (13-43=56) with 136 penalty minutes. The blueliner qualified for the postseason in all three campaigns with Skelleftea and has posted four assists (0-4=4) in 20 postseason contests.

Prior to his time with Skelleftea, Djuse spent two seasons with MODO (2014-15, 2015-16) and two seasons with Frolunda (2013-14, 2014-15). The defenseman registered 85 points (21-64=85) and 158 penalty minutes in 252 career Swedish Elite League games over six seasons. 

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Ostersund, Sweden helped his country earn a silver medal at the 2013 World Junior Championship in Russia, skating in six games and tallying two points (1-1=2). 

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