Dallas signs defenseman Oduya to two-year contract

The Dallas Stars won the Johnny Oduya sweepstakes.

The Stars signed the 33-year-old defenseman to a two-year, $7.5 million contract.

Oduya spent his last four seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, winning two Stanley Cups in the last three years. Oduya finished the season with two goals and eight assists in 76 games.

Oduya joins a Dallas team that has been loading up it's offense for the last couple of years, but hasn't done too terribly much to its blue line.

Oduya will be the second-oldest player on the Stars roster, behind only forward Vernon Fiddler.

With the addition of Oduya, the Stars now have eight NHL defensemen on their roster, according to General Fanager. Should the Stars include Stephen Johns, acquired alongside of Patrick Sharp last week, that's nine defensemen on the roster. Could a Dallas Stars defensemen be available for trade?

(h/t NHL.com)

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