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Dallas Stars Sign Defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk and Dustin Stevenson

by Dallas Stars Staff / Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk to a two-year contract and defenseman Dustin Stevenson to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Bodnarchuk, 27, spent his time in the NHL during the 2015-16 regular season with Columbus and Colorado. In 16 games played for Columbus, he registered two assists (0-2=2) and eight penalty minutes. Claimed by Colorado on Jan. 5, he added two assists (0-2=2) in 21 games. He also posted eight points (2-6=8) in 14 games played for Lake Erie of the American Hockey League (AHL).

An eight-year professional, he has appeared in 42 career regular season NHL games recording four points (0-4=4) and 16 penalty minutes with Boston, Columbus and Colorado. He has recorded 142 points (32-110=142) in 487 career AHL contests with Providence, Manchester and Lake Erie. He helped Manchester with the 2015 Calder Cup Championship.

The 5-foot-11, 196-pound native of Drumheller, Alberta was originally selected by Boston in the fifth round (128th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft.

Stevenson, 26, appeared in 45 games for Stockton of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2015-16 and registered eight points (2-6=8). He led the team with 104 penalty minutes on the season and he produced 82 shots on net. In 97 career AHL contests, he has amassed 19 points (5-14=19) for Stockton, Adirondack and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

In 2012-13, he played for Reading of the ECHL. That season, he helped the club to the Kelly Cup Championship, recording nine points (1-8=9) and 14 penalty minutes in 22 games played during the postseason.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound native of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Washington on April 5, 2010.

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