Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today the club used a compliance buyout, as allowed by the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, on defenseman Aaron Rome. Rome had one year remaining on his current, three-year contract with Dallas.
Rome, 30, earned one assist in 25 games with Dallas during the 2013-14 regular season, and appeared in one postseason contest with the club. He also recorded one assist in eight regular season contests with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. In his two seasons with Dallas, the Nesbitt, Manitoba native earned six points, all assists, in 52 regular-season contests.
Rome has tallied 28 career points (6-22=28) in 226 regular-season games with Anaheim, Columbus, Vancouver and Dallas. Originally selected by Los Angeles in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound defenseman was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2012.