DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A new contract means a defender who was with the Dallas Stars as they battled for, and lost, the Stanley Cup is back with the team as they begin their offseason activity.
Dallas re-signed veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera to a $3 million, two-year contract Sunday that carries an annual salary cap hit of $1.5 million. The 34-year-old Slovak blocked 38 shots and had one assist in the postseason while playing third-pairing minutes for the Western Conference-champion Stars.READ MORE: I-Team: Texas Bill Would Limit Sale Of Your Personal Information By DMV And DPS
Sekera had eight points and blocked 75 shots in 57 regular-season games during his first year with Dallas.READ MORE: Sen. John Cornyn, 2 Texas Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Address Migrant Surge At Southern Border
“Andrej did an outstanding job coming in and immediately making a difference on our back end last season,” 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.”
Sekera gives the Stars an older, seasoned defensive player on the blue line that features 21-year-old Miro Heiskanen, John Klingberg, Esa Lindell and Jamie Oleksiak. The 6-foot, 195-pound defender has appeared in 764 regular-season NHL games over parts of 14 seasons with Buffalo, Carolina, Los Angeles, Edmonton and Dallas.MORE NEWS: Graduating North Texas High School Seniors Celebrate Their Futures At Globe Life Field
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