Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stars sign Lukowich, Fortunus, and Trevor Ludwig

Big news for Texas Stars fans on the blue line tonight. The Stars got a big veteran presence on the blue line by signing Brad Lukowich to a one-year, two-way deal. Lukowich was under contract last year to Vancouver but played in Texas for 29 games at the beginning of the year. Lukowich was 3-15-18 with 10 PIMs and an even plus-minus rating. Number 37 will likely serve as a steadying veteran presence for Texas, which has lost Hutchinson, Jancevski, and Stafford.

In other D news, Maxime Fortunus and Trevor Ludwig both accepted their qualifying offers from the Stars. Both contracts are reportedly two-way. Maxime's contract is for two years. No details are available, as of yet, on Ludwig's contract.

It is positive to see two strong defensemen for the Stars come back. I think Max's game needs a little more seasoning in the AHL before he can suit up in the NHL, but he is a great story. The Quebec native went undrafted and played through the Candian Juniors, ECHL, AHL, and has now played in several NHL games. Trevor Ludwig has developed steadily and earned a permanent roster spot in Texas after the departure of Brad Lukowich. He may be on his way to a career in the NHL like his father. The Stars will need to invest in shinpads if that's the case.

2 comments:

  1. Maybe I missed it but can you update us on all the players we have lost? I was surprised and disappointed to read about Hutchinson, Stafford, and Jancevski. Did you announce that before? Pretty pumped about Lukowich returning though!

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  2. Yea, I think a "where are they now" post is in order...

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