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Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:45pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - The Dallas Stars reached agreement Tuesday on a four-year contract with forward Antoine Roussel, avoiding a scheduled salary arbitration hearing later in the day.

The team did not release financial terms of the deal, but the total package was worth $8 million, according to

In 81 regular-season games last season, Roussel had 29 points (14 goals and 15 assists) and 209 penalty minutes. He was the only player in the NHL last season with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes. His penalty minutes were the third highest in the NHL.

Roussel added three assists and 27 penalty minutes in the Stars' six playoff games against the Anaheim Ducks.

Kyle Dubas was named assistant general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who recognized the 28-year-old as a rising personnel man while clearing out assistant general manager Claude Loiselle and vice president of hockey operations Dave Poulin, general manager Dave Nonis' right-hand men in the organization.

Dubas spent the past three seasons as general manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and was a scout for the team while attending Brock University.

He was hired as general manager while serving as a player agent, but left that career to be involved in team personnel.


Ondrej Vitasek (L) and Jan Kolar (2nd R) of the Czech Republic battle for the puck with France's Antoine Roussel (2nd L) and Stephane da Costa (R) during the first period of their men's ice hockey World Championship Group A game at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko