FRISCO, Texas – The Dallas Stars announced that they have signed goaltender Johan Hedberg, who played for Baton Rouge in the ECHL in his first professional season. The Idaho Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of Dallas and the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League.
The 32-year-old Hedberg has played 137 career NHL games with Pittsburgh and Vancouver, posting a 54-63-14 record, 10 shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.83 and a save percentage of .901. He was the starter in Pittsburgh for from 2001-03, recording a 39-56-11 mark with seven shutouts and a goals-against average of 2.90 in the regular season and was 9-9 with a goals-against average of 2.30 in 18 playoff games.
Selected in the ninth round (218th overall) by Philadelphia in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Hedberg was 1-1-0 with a goals-against average of 4.20 and a save percentage of .879 in two games with Baton Rouge. He was 7-2-2 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 2.64 and a save percentage of .899 in 16 games with Detroit of the International Hockey League and 8-4-1 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 2.58 and a save percentage of .922.