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How the Stars and Blues were built

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

Of the 25 players on the Dallas Stars roster, 7 were drafted, 12 were acquired via trade and 6 were signed as free agents.


Draft (7)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Trade (12)

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Kris Russell, D: Acquired from Calgary in exchange for defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka, forward Brett Pollock and a conditional second-round pick in 2016 (2/29/16).


Free Agency (6)

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

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

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

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

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

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


Of the 24 St. Louis players who are on the roster and played in at least 20 games during the regular season, 12 were drafted, 8 were acquired via trade and 4 were signed as free agents.


Draft (12)

David Backes, C: 2nd round (62nd overall) 2003 NHL Draft.

Ryan Reaves, RW: 5th round (156th overall) 2005 NHL Draft.

Patrik Berglund, C: 1st round (25th overall) 2006 NHL Draft.

Alex Pietrangelo, D: 1st round (4th overall) 2008 NHL Draft.

Jake Allen, G: 2nd round (34th overall) 2008 NHL Draft.

Jori Lehtera, C: 3rd round (65th overall) 2008 NHL Draft.

Jaden Schwartz, LW: 1st round (14th overall) 2010 NHL Draft.

Vladimir Tarasenko, RW: 1st round (16th overall) 2010 NHL Draft.

Dmitrij Jaskin, RW: 2nd round (41st overall) 2011 NHL Draft.

Joel Edmundson, D: 2nd round (46th overall) 2011 NHL Draft.

Colton Parayko, D: 3rd round (86th overall) 2012 NHL Draft.

Robby Fabbri, C: 1st round (21st overall) 2014 NHL Draft.


Trade (8)

Alexander Steen, LW: Acquired from Toronto along with D Carlo Colaiacovo in exchange for F Lee Stempniak. (11/24/08)

Kevin Shattenkirk, D: Acquired from Colorado along with F Chris Stewart and a 2011 second-round pick in exchange for D Erik Johnson, F Jay McClement and a 2011 1st round pick. (2/19/11)

Jay Bouwmeester, D: Acquired from Calgary in exchange for D Mark Cundari, the rights to G Reto Berra and a 2013 first-round pick. (4/1/13)

Magnus Paajarvi, LW: Acquired from Edmonton along with a 2014 second-round pick and a 2015 fourth-round pick in exchange for David Perron and a 2015 third-round pick. (7/10/13)

Steve Ott, C: Acquired from Buffalo along with G Ryan Miller in exchange for G Jaroslav Halak, F Chris Stewart, F William Carrier, a first-round pick in 2015 and a third-round pick in 2016. (2/28/14)

Carl Gunnarsson, D: Acquired from Toronto along with a 2014 fourth-round pick in exchange for D Roman Polak. (6/28/14)

Robert Bortuzzo, D: Acquired from Pittsburgh along with a 2016 seventh-round pick in exchange for D Ian Cole. (3/2/15).

Troy Brouwer, RW: Acquired from Washington along with G Pheonix Copley and a 2016 third-round pick in exchange for RW T.J. Oshie. (7/2/15)


Free Agency (4)

Brian Elliott, G: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2011.

Paul Stastny, C: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2014.

Kyle Brodziak, C: Signed as a free agent on July 3, 2015

Scottie Upshall, RW: Signed as a free agent on October 6, 2015.

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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