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Dallas Stars Trade Brenden Dillon To San Jose For Jason Demers And A 3rd Round Pick

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars continued to shake up their defense Friday, sending Brenden Dillon to San Jose for Jason Demers and a third round draft pick, according to an NHL source.

Dallas already traded Sergei Gonchar to Montreal last week and lost Kevin Connauton to Columbus on waivers this week, so this makes the third defenseman to leave in the first two months of the season.


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Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Jason Demers and a third round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Brenden Dillon.

Demers, 26, has posted three assists (0-3=3) in 20 games played for San Jose this season. His 30 hits are second amongst San Jose defensemen and he has yet to be on ice for a power play goal against in 21:14 of shorthanded time. He set career highs in goals, assists and points (5-29=34) in 75 games played during the 2013-14 season.

The six-year NHL veteran has appeared in 300 career NHL games, all with San Jose, producing 98 points (16-82=98) and a +20 plus/minus rating. In 39 playoff contests, he has produced nine points (3-6=9) and 44 shots.

"Jason is coming off his most productive season in the NHL and is just entering the prime of his career," said Nill. "Organizationally, we were in the marketplace for a right-handed, two-way defenseman and he will help us tremendously in finding a balance on our blueline."

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Come on, Jim! This isn’t the way to do things…better to sit on your hands and hope that the current roster suddenly becomes something that it hasn’t shown it can be. Besides who needs a right-handed shooting defenceman who skates well, passes and moves the puck well, has a good shot from the point and plays with an edge? Then you have the nearsightedness to acquire an additional draft pick in the same transaction?!

Oh wait…

Posted by godblender on 11/21/14 at 05:59 PM ET

alwaysaurie's avatar

Yeah… he’s made a real good D down there.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 11/21/14 at 11:44 PM ET

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