View Full Version : Stars Add Whitney, Rome

Coach Selly
07-02-2012, 11:40
The Dallas Stars made a couple of moves on the first day of free agency, signing forward Ray Whitney to a two-year contract and defenseman Aaron Rome to a three-year deal.

Whitney, who turned 40 in May, was one of the top offensive players on the market. He notched 77 points (24 goals, 53 assists) and a plus-26 rating in 82 games last season with the Phoenix Coyotes.

"Were really excited to have him, said Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk. "Hes coming off a 77-point season, hes still one of the premier offensive players even at that age. I think with (Mike) Ribeiro going out we were in need of replacing some of that production, some of that skill. I think he is the type of player that makes players around him better. That is going to bode well for players like Jamie Benn and Loui Eriksson, and our power play."

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Coach Selly
07-02-2012, 11:41
Whitney - Cap hit is $4.5 million per year
Rome - Cap hit is $1.5 million per year