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Stars sign defenseman Taylor Fedun to 2-year, 2-way contract

The 31-year-old registered a career-best 4 goals and 7 assists in 54 games with Dallas last season

by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Taylor Fedun to a two-year, two-way contract.

Fedun, 31, registered 11 points (4-7=11) in 54 regular-season NHL games with Dallas in 2018-19. The defenseman established new career highs in goals (4), points (11) and games played (54), while he matched a career best with seven assists during the campaign. Fedun, who was acquired by Dallas via trade from Buffalo on Nov. 10, 2018 in exchange for a seventh-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft, also recorded eight points (1-7=8) in 12 regular-season American Hockey League (AHL) games with Rochester and Texas in 2018-19.

Video: VAN@DAL: Fedun pots Radulov's feed to tie game

During the 2018-19 campaign, he was selected as the Stars candidate for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Dallas Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association (PHWA). The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Video: DAL@NSH: Fedun buries a long shot through traffic

Fedun has skated in 100 career NHL games with Edmonton, San Jose, Vancouver, Buffalo and Dallas, registering 26 points (6-20=26). The blueliner made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut this season, posting six hits, six blocked shots and 10:21 time on ice per game in seven postseason contests with the Stars. Fedun has also recorded 179 points (41-138=179) in 349 career regular-season AHL games with Oklahoma City, Worcester, Utica, Rochester and Texas.

The 6-foot-1, 201-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta was originally undrafted and was signed as a free agent by Edmonton on March 8, 2011.

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