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How the Stars and Wild were built

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars


Of the 26 players on the Dallas Stars roster, 8 were drafted, 12 were acquired via trade and 6 were signed as free agents.


Draft (8)

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.

Brett Ritchie, RW: 2nd round (44th 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 25 players on the Minnesota roster, 8 were drafted, 5 were acquired via trade, 9 were signed as free agents and 3 were claimed off waivers.


Draft (8)

Mikko Koivu, C: 1st round (6th overall) 2001 NHL Draft.

Marco Scandella, D: 2nd round (55th overall) 2008 NHL Draft.

Darcy Kuemper, G: 6th round (161st overall) 2009 NHL Draft.

Erik Haula, C: 7th round (182nd overall) 2009 NHL Draft.

Mikael Granlund, C: 1st round (9th overall) 2010 NHL Draft.

Jason Zucker, LW: 2nd round (59th overall) 2010 NHL Draft.

Jonas Brodin, D: 1st round (10th overall) 2011 NHL Draft.

Matt Dumba, D: 1st round (7th overall) 2012 NHL Draft.


Trade (5)

Charlie Coyle, C: Acquired from San Jose with Devin Setoguchi and a 2011 first-round pick in exchange for D Brent Burns and a 2012 second-round pick. (6/24/11)

Jason Pominville, RW: Acquired: from Buffalo along with 2014 fourth-round pick in exchange for G Matt Hackett, LW Johan Larsson, a 2013 first-round pick and 2014 second-round pick. (4/3/13)

Nino Niederreiter, RW: Acquired from the New York Islanders in exchange for F Cal Clutterbuck and a 2013 third-round draft pick. (6/30/13).

Devan Dubnyk, G: Acquired from Arizona in exchange for a third-round pick in 2015. (1/14/15)

David Jones, LW: Acquired from Calgary in exchange for G Niklas Backstrom and a sixth-round pick in 2016. (2/29/16)


Free Agency (9)

Jared Spurgeon, D: Signed as a free agent on September 22, 2010.

Justin Fontaine, RW: Signed as a free agent on April 9, 2011.

Zach Parise, LW: Signed as a free agent on July 4, 2012.

Ryan Suter, D: Signed as a free agent on July 4, 2012.

Christian Folin, D: Signed as a free agent on March 31, 2014.

Thomas Vanek, LW: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2014.

Jordan Schroeder, C: Signed as a free agent on July 11, 2014.

Ryan Carter, LW: Signed as a free agent on October 6, 2014.

Zac Dalpe, C: Signed as free agent on July 1, 2015.


Waivers (3)

Nate Prosser, D: Claimed off waivers from St. Louis on October 2, 2014.

Chris Porter, LW: Claimed off waivers from St. Louis on October 1, 2015.

Jarret Stoll, C: Claimed off waivers from New York Rangers on December 15, 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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