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Newz Forum: HOCKEY: Veteran center Barnes signs extension with Stars

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posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 01:21 PM
Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - Center Stu Barnes, a veteran of 13 NHL seasons and five teams, signed a two-year contract extension with the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. The contract will keep Barnes in Dallas through the 2006-07 season, though financial terms were not disclosed.

Barnes, 33, skated in 77 games with the Stars last season, tallying 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points. He also chipped in 18 penalty minutes. Barnes' 500th career point came on an assist in a January 17 game at Calgary.

He has served as the 11th captain in team history since 2001.

"In Stu's short time with our organization he has shown leadership and commitment," said general manager Doug Armstrong. "We feel that Stu possesses all the positive attributes we are looking for in a player."

In 897 career games, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Barnes has scored 221 goals and 292 assists for 513 points. He spent time with the Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres before coming to Dallas.

Barnes has also played in 90 career playoff games, including five last year in the Dallas-Colorado conference quarterfinal. He has produced 53 points in postseason action.

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