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Stars sign Matt Nickerson to three-year deal

Sunday, 05.2.2004 / 11:00 PM CT / News
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Stars sign Matt Nickerson to three-year deal

May 3, 2004

FRISCO, Tex. - Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has signed defenseman Matt Nickerson to a three-year contract. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.

Nickerson, 19, appeared in 38 games with Clarkson University (NCAA) of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), posting five goals and nine assists for 14 points with 179 penalty minutes. His 179 penalty minutes and 61 penalties set an ECAC all-time single season record, while his 14 points led all Clarkson defensemen.

The 6-4, 235-pound defenseman was drafted by the Stars in the third round (99th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Texas Tornado of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) during the 2002-03 season, appearing in 47 games and tallying six goals and 23 assists for 29 points with 277 penalty minutes. The Old Lyme, Connecticut native led the NAHL in penalty minutes and was second in scoring by a defenseman.

Nickerson became the second Texas Tornado player ever to sign an NHL contract. Andy Wozniewski, a former Tornado player, signed an NHL contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Apr. 2, 2004. is the official Web site of DSE Hockey Club, L.P.  The Stars name and logos are registered trademarks of the NHL and the Stars. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 DSE Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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