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Stars Sign Pair Of Defensemen

by Dallas Stars Staff / Dallas Stars


FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has signed defenseman Guillaume Monast to a three-year entry-level contract, and defenseman Trevor Ludwig to a two-year entry-level deal. Both players were a part of Dallas’ championship squad at the 2008 NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan, and participated in the club’s training camp.

Monast, 20, skated for the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season, recording eight goals and 22 assists for 30 points to go with 68 penalty minutes. In 15 QMJHL playoff games last spring, the 6-2, 201-pound blue-liner posted six points (2 goals, 4 assists) and 22 penalty minutes.

The native of Longueil, Quebec, split the 2006-07 season between Halifax and Val d’Or in the QMJHL, totaling 18 points (3 goals, 15 assists) and 59 penalty minutes in 67 outings. He scored nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 12 playoff games with Halifax that season. He will skate for the Quebec Remparts in 2008-09, a QMJHL club that boasts Hall of Game goaltender Patrick Roy as general manager and head coach.

Ludwig, 23, split the 2007-08 campaign between Providence College and Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League. As a senior at Providence last season, the 6-1, 216-pound defenseman recorded four points (1 goal, 3 assists) and 28 penalty minutes. Upon completion of the college season, the son of former Stars defenseman Craig Ludwig skated in seven games with Iowa, earning three assists and 12 PIM.

A native of Rhinelander, Wisc., Ludwig skated in 155 games at Providence College from 2004-2008, notching two goals and 13 assists for 15 points with 104 penalty minutes. Originally drafted by Dallas in the sixth round (No. 183 overall) of the 2004 Entry Draft, Ludwig was named to the 2003 NAHL All-Rookie Team and the 2004 NAHL First All-Star Team as a member of the Texas Tornado.

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