A couple of NHL veterans are headed to Dallas.
The Stars announced Monday they have signed forwards Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry, each of whom should surpass 1,000 regular-season games in the next year.
Captain America comes to Dallas!
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) July 1, 2019
Pavelski, 34, had spent his entire NHL career with the Sharks and served as San Jose’s captain the last four seasons. He has totaled 761 points (355 goals, 406 assists) in 965 career regular-season games, plus 100 more points (48 goals) in 134 playoff games.
A three-time All-Star, the Wisconsin native also has represented the United States at a pair of Olympics (2010, 2014) and was the U.S. captain at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
“It is not every day a player the caliber of Joe becomes available, and we’re thrilled to be able to add him to our club,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a release. “He is a leader in every sense of the word, and a proven goal-scorer that continues to produce at an elite level. In meeting with him, it is evident how much he values winning, and that mindset will mesh perfectly with our leadership group.”
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 1, 2019
Perry, also 34, had also spent his entire career in California, 14 seasons with the Ducks. His 988 regular-season games are the most for any Anaheim player. The four-time All-Star has 776 career points (372 goals, 404 assists) in the regular season and 89 more points in the playoffs (36 goals).
Perry missed the first 51 games of last season with a knee injury but appeared in every game after making his season debut Feb. 2.
Dallas added another veteran Monday as well, signing well-traveled defenseman Andrej Sekera, 33, to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million plus a potential $500,000 in incentives.