Dallas acquires McNeill

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The Dallas Stars, parent club of the AHL’s Texas Stars, have acquired forward Mark McNeill and a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenseman Johnny Oduya.

McNeill, 24, has posted 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) in 58 games played for Rockford of the American Hockey League this season. In 273 career regular-season AHL contests, all with Rockford, he has amassed 72 goals and 85 assists for 157 points.

An AHL All-Star in 2015, McNeill appeared in one NHL contest, with Chicago in 2015-16. He was originally a first-round pick (18th overall) by the Blackhawks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.