Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed free agent goaltender Dan Ellis to a two-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ellis, 33, posted a 6-8-2 record with Carolina in 19 games played, recording a .906 save percentage, a 3.13 goals against average and one shutout. He also appeared in 18 games with Charlotte of the American Hockey League, where he had an 8-7-2 record with a 2.46 goals against average, a .922 save percentage and two shutouts.
The six-year NHL veteran has appeared in 184 career regular season games for Dallas, Nashville, Tampa Bay, Anaheim and Carolina. He has a career record of 78-65-17 with 13 shutouts, a .908 save percentage and a 2.73 goals against average.
"Dan is a proven goaltender in this League and he will be a great complement to Kari Lehtonen," stated Nill. "He's a true professional that will compete hard each and every day."
The six-foot-one, 191-pound native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (60th overall) of the 2000 NHL Draft.