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May 23, 2006

DALLAS STARS SIGN JOEL LUNDQVIST TO THREE-YEAR ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
Center Was Dallas' Third-Round Pick in 2000; Twin Brother of N.Y. Rangers' Goaltender Henrik

FRISCO, Tex. -- Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has signed center Joel Lundqvist to a three-year entry-level contract. Lundqvist was Dallas' third-round pick (No. 68 overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft and has played the past four seasons with Vastra Frolunda in the Swedish Elite League.

"We are excited to sign Joel Lundqvist to an entry-level deal," said Armstrong. "He has progressed nicely while playing in the Swedish Elite League and we look forward to his continued development in the Stars organization."

Lundqvist, 24, has played in 253 career games for Vastra Frolunda in the Swedish Elite League, posting 55 goals and 82 assists for 137 points with 541 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 49 playoff games for the Goteborg club, notching 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points with 85 PIM.

During the 2005-06 season, the 6-foot-1, 194-pound center ranked second on his club in penalty minutes (87), third in assists (22; a career-high) and fifth in points (32). He was second in scoring among Swedish Elite League rookies in 2001-02 (12-14-26) behind Nils Ekman, now of the San Jose Sharks.

A native of Are, Sweden, Lundqvist represented his country at the 2002 World Junior Championships, recording one goal and one assist for two points in seven appearances. He is the identical twin brother of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who went 30-12-9 as a rookie for the New York Rangers in 2005-06, ranking fourth in the league in save percentage (.922) and fifth in goals-against-average (2.24). Henrik also led Team Sweden to the gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and is the first rookie to be voted a Vezina Trophy finalist as the league's best goaltender since Washington's Jim Carey in 1994-95.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 62 37 20 5 183 146 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 61 23 37 -1 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 61 14 37 -3 51
E. Cole 56 18 14 4 32
J. Klingberg 47 10 22 4 32
T. Daley 58 16 15 -11 31
A. Hemsky 55 9 17 -7 26
A. Goligoski 61 2 24 4 26
C. Eakin 58 12 13 -3 25
A. Roussel 59 11 11 -11 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 9 .906 2.96
J. Enroth 13 24 2 .900 3.31
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