Dallas Stars sign forward Sean Avery to US$15.5-million, 4-year deal

DALLAS – The Dallas Stars have landed the forward considered the NHL’s top pest.

A source told The Canadian Press that unrestricted free agent Sean Avery has agreed to a US$15.5-million, four-year deal. Avery, a 28-year-old Pickering, Ont., native, had 33 points (15-18) and 154 penalty minutes in 57 games last season for the New York Rangers.

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He has also played for the Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings since making his NHL debut in 2001-’02.