Antoine Roussel signs four-year deal with Dallas Stars

 

 
 
 
 
Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel was the only player in the NHL with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes.   (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
 
 

Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel was the only player in the NHL with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

FRISCO, Texas — Versatile forward Antoine Roussel and the Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a four-year contract.

Roussel played in 81 games last season, when he had 29 points (14 goals and 15 assists) and 209 penalty minutes, making him the only player in the NHL with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes. Roussel had three assists and 27 penalty minutes in the Stars’ six-game playoff series against Anaheim.

General manager Jim Nill said the 24-year-old Roussel has been a “very effective and hard player” whose skill and competitive grit create energy that impacts the whole Stars lineup.

A native of Roubaix, France, Roussel went undrafted and was initially signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 2, 2012.

The deal was announced Tuesday.

 
 
 
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Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel was the only player in the NHL with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes.   (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
 

Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel was the only player in the NHL with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

 
Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel was the only player in the NHL with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes.   (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 25:  Brandon Bollig #52 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Antoine Roussel #21 of the Dallas Stars fight near the end of the game at the United Center on March 25, 2014  in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Stars 4-2.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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