Sekera signs two-year, $3 million contract with Stars


Andrej Sekera signed a two-year, $3 million contract (average annual value of $1.5 million) with the Dallas Stars on Sunday.

The 34-year-old defenseman would have been an unrestricted free agent Oct. 9. He scored eight points (two goals, six assists) in 57 games with the Stars this season and had one assist in 27 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help Dallas advance to the Stanley Cup Final, which they lost in six games to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

“Andrej did an outstanding job coming in and immediately making a difference on our back end last season,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said. “With his intelligence and experience, we look forward to Andrej continuing to play an impactful role in our defense corps.”

Selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the sixth round (No. 71) of the 2004 NHL Draft, Sekera has scored 244 points (47 goals, 197 assists) in 764 regular-season games with the Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, Carolina Hurricanes and Sabres and five points (two goals, three assists) in 46 playoff games.

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