Dallas Stars sign forward Brian Sutherby to $1.6-million, 2-year contract

DALLAS – The Dallas Stars have signed centre Brian Sutherby to a $1.6-million, two-year contract.

The Stars announced the signing Monday. Sutherby, 27, was acquired in a trade from the Anaheim Ducks in December. In 50 games with the Stars and Ducks this season, he has recorded eight goals, seven assists and 54 penalty minutes.

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Sutherby will make $800,000 this season, and was set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Sutherby was a first-round draft choice of the Washington Capitals in 2000. He has played in 354 NHL games with the Capitals, Ducks and Stars.