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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.

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

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