Dallas Signs Burnett, Siklenka

DALLAS – The Dallas Stars announced that they have signed left wing Garrett Burnett and right wing Mike Siklenka (picured). The Idaho Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the Stars and Iowa of the American Hockey League.

In his first professional season in 1999-2000, Siklenka scored 11 points (7g-4a) and 62 penalty minutes in 58 regular season games and one point and 15 penalty minutes in eight Kelly Cup Playoff games with Hampton Roads of the ECHL and 14 penalty minutes in nine games with Portland of the AHL.

In 2004-05 with Klagenfurt AC of Austria, the 25-year-old Siklenka had 34 points (16g-18a) and 156 penalty minutes in 39 regular season games and seven points (6g-1a) and 44 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games.

In 1995-96 in the ECHL, Burnett had 22 penalty minutes in three games with Knoxville and one assist and 38 penalty minutes in eight games with Jacksonville.

In 2000-01, Siklenka scored a career-high 37 points (19g-18a) and had 117 penalty minutes in 65 regular season games and 34 penalty minutes in four Kelly Cup Playoff games with Richmond of the ECHL and also played three games in the AHL with Portland. In 2001-02, Siklenka had 34 points (13g-21a) and 111 penalty minutes in 55 games with Richmond and one point (1g-0a) in eight games with Portland.

Siklenka played one game in the NHL with Philadelphia in 2002-03 and one game in the NHL with the New York Rangers in 2003-04.

Burnett returned to the ECHL in 1996-97 amassing 321 penalty minutes and scored 16 points (5g-11a) in 50 games with Knoxville in 1996-97 and in 1997-98 he had 331 penalty minutes and two points (1g-1a) in 34 games with Johnstown.

In his first NHL season in 2003-04, the 6-3 and 230-pound Burnett appeared in 39 games with Anaheim scoring three points (1g-2a) and finishing with a team-leading 184 penalty minutes, ranking ninth in the NHL.