The Dallas Stars added some toughness to their lineup with the addition of depth defenceman Jani Hakanpää.
Hakanpää, 29, agreed to a three-year, $4.5 million contract with the Stars in free agency.
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Last season in 57 regular season games split between the Ducks and Hurricanes, where he had four points and 215 hits, which was the third-most in the NHL.
"Jani is a big, physical defenceman that sees the ice well and skates at a high level for a man of his size," general manager Jim Nill said in a statement. "He is a reliable penalty killer and will help balance out our backend."