Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/1/12
The Dallas Stars have signed right wing Ray Whitney to a two-year $9 million contract, the team announced Sunday. Whitney, 40, was an unrestricted free-agent after the Phoenix Coyotes were unable to sign him in part because of their unstable future. Despite his age, Whitney was one of the most sought-after free agents as the signing period began at noon ET Sunday. He was 12th in the NHL with 77 points while helping the Coyotes win the Pacific Division and advance to the Western Conference finals. He has averaged 67 points per season since turning 35. "Whitney was among the most productive players in the league last season and showed he remains extremely capable and dangerous," Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said. "He's a winner, a competitor and a leader, and we're very excited he’ll be a Dallas Star." TSN.ca reported Whitney might have re-signed with Phoenix, but the Coyotes' uncertain lease situation in Glendale, Ariz., made him look elsewhere. "It was quite a bit ...
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