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How the 2016-17 Stars Were Built

This season's roster includes nine draft picks

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Here's a look at how the 2016-17 Dallas Stars were built. The Stars have 26 players on the roster, including 23 active players and three - Cody Eakin, Ales Hemsky, Mattias Janmark - on injured reserve. Nine of those 26 players were drafted by the Stars, eight were acquired via trade and nine were signed as free agents.

Draft (9)

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

Radek Faksa, C: 1st round (13th overall) 2012

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

Esa Lindell, D: 3rd round (74th overall) 2012

Curtis McKenzie, LW: 6th round (159th overall) 2009

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

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

Brett Ritchie, RW: 2nd round (44th overall) 2011

Devin Shore, C: 2nd round (61st overall) 2012

Trade (8)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

Patrick 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 pick in 2015. (7/1/14)

Free Agency (9)

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

Adam Cracknell, C/RW: Signed as a free agent on July 3, 2016

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

Dan Hamhuis, D: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2016

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

Jiri Hudler, RW: Signed as a free agent on August 24, 2016

Lauri Korpikoski, LW: Signed as a free agent on October 10, 2016

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 DallasStars.com 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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