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Johnny Oduya Signs With The Dallas Stars

 

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FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Johnny Oduya to a two-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Oduya, 33, posted 10 points (2-8=10) in 76 regular-season games played for Chicago in 2014-15. He finished the season third on the team with 123 blocked shots and his 20:17 of average time on ice per game was fourth. In 23 postseason contests, he registered five assists (0-5=5) and 63 blocked shots, which were second on Chicago. Averaging 24:45 of time on ice per game, he helped the Blackhawks to the 2015 Stanley Cup championship.

The nine-year NHL veteran has appeared in 664 career regular-season games, posting 152 career points (31-121=152) for New Jersey, Atlanta/Winnipeg and Chicago. He has appeared in the postseason seven times, winning two Stanley Cups (2013, 2015) and registering 25 points (5-20=25) in 89 career playoff games.  

"Johnny is a steady, veteran presence on the blueline and he'll complement our group nicely," Nill said. "He has achieved a great deal of success, winning the Stanley Cup twice, and his championship-mentality will be valuable in our room."

Oduya has represented Sweden three times in international competition, twice at the Olympics (2010, 2014) and once at the IIHF World Championships (2009).

The 6-foot-0, 188-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden was originally selected by Washington in the seventh round (221st overall) of the 2001 NHL Draft.

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nEgativezEro's avatar

Not that it was that hard to predict, but:

Buffalo or Dallas.

Smart money is probably on Buffalo, but I’m gonna say he ends up in Dallas.

Posted by nEgativezEro on 07/13/15 at 07:29 PM ET

Great signing by the Stars. You almost could include this as a part of the Sharp deal, since the money they sent to Chicago more or less prevented them from signing Oduya. Stars just got a lot better.

Posted by nEgativezEro on 07/15/15 at 11:12 AM ET

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Pretty good job, Mr Nill.

Posted by Garth on 07/15/15 at 11:27 AM ET

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Funny how Dallas pulls stuff like this. The last 2 years have made Jim Nill look like a gm god.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 07/15/15 at 11:27 AM ET

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This is a good deal for Dallas if Oduya plays like he did while in Chicago. 
Based upon his prior body of work, this is a clear overpay. 

Posted by JayK on 07/15/15 at 12:08 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

So basically Dallas got Sharp, Odouya and top prospect Stephen Johns for Daley and Garbutt?

The Cinnamon Mustache strikes again!

Posted by Hank1974 on 07/15/15 at 12:37 PM ET

topshelf14's avatar

Great job Jimmy!

Daley = Oduya
Sharp, Johns > Garbutt

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 07/15/15 at 12:56 PM ET

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