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How the 2015-16 Dallas Stars were built

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

Here’s a look at how the 2015-16 Dallas Stars were built. The Stars have 23 players on the active roster. Seven players were acquired via the NHL Draft, ten players were brought in via trade and six players were signed as free agents.

Draft (7)

Jamie Benn, LW: 5th round (129th overall) 2007

John Klingberg, D: 5th round (131st overall) 2010

Jyrki Jokipakka, D: 7th round (195th overall) 2011

Patrik Nemeth, D: 2nd round (41st overall) 2010

Valeri Nichushkin, RW: 1st round (10th overall) 2013

Jamie Oleksiak, D: 1st round (14th overall) 2011

Colton Sceviour, RW: 4th round (112th overall) 2007

Trade (10)

Jason Demers, D: Acquired from San Jose along with a third-round pick in 2016 for defenseman Brenden Dillon (11/21/2014)

Cody Eakin, C: Acquired from the Washington Capitals along with a second-round pick in 2012 in exchange for center Mike Ribeiro. (6/22/12)

Alex Goligoski, D: Acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for left wing James Neal and defenseman Matt Niskanen. (2/21/11)

Mattias Janmark, C: Acquired from Detroit along with D Mattias Backman and a second-round pick in 2015 in exchange for Erik Cole and a conditional third-round pick in 2015. (3/1/15)

Kari Lehtonen, G: Acquired from Atlanta in exchange for defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy and a fourth-round pick in 2010. (2/9/10)

Travis Moen, LW: Acquired from Montreal in exchange for defenseman Sergei Gonchar (11/11/14)

Antti Niemi, G: Acquired from San Jose for a seventh-round pick in 2015 (6/27/15)

Tyler Seguin, C: Acquired from Boston along with center Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button in exchange for forwards Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser and defenseman Joe Morrow. (7/4/13)

Patrik Sharp, RW: Acquired from Chicago along with defenseman Stephen Johns in exchange for defenseman Trevor Daley and forward Ryan Garbutt (7/10/15)

Jason Spezza, C: Acquired from Ottawa along with left wing Ludwig Karlsson in exchange for forwards Alex Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nick Paul and a second-round draft pick in 2015. (7/1/14)

Free Agency (6)

Jordie Benn, D: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2011

Patrick Eaves, RW: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2014

Vernon Fiddler, C: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2011

Ales Hemsky, RW: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2014

Johnny Oduya, D: Signed as a free agent on July 15, 2015

Antoine Roussel, LW: Signed as a free agent on July 2, 2012

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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