Dallas Stars add Baumgartner, Endicott

The Dallas Stars on Saturday claimed 2007 AHL All-Star defenseman Nolan Baumgartner off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers, one day after acquiring center Shane Endicott from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations.

The Stars assigned Endicott to the Iowa Stars of the AHL, where he scored in his debut on Friday night.

Baumgartner, a first-round draft choice by the Washington Capitals in 1994, recorded six goals and 20 assists for 26 points in 51 games for the AHL’s Philadelphia Phantoms this season.

In 124 career NHL contests with Philadelphia, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Washington, Baumgartner has tallied six goals and 37 assists for 43 points.

Before joining Iowa, Endicott, 25, had appeared in 35 total games this season with Milwaukee and Portland of the AHL, notching two goals and four assists for six points with 22 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-3, 214-pound center was acquired by Anaheim from Nashville on Jan. 26, 2007, in exchange for Chris Durno.

Pittsburgh’s second-round selection (52nd overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Endicott has played in 45 career NHL games with the Penguins posting three points (1g, 2a) with 47 penalty minutes. In 2005-06 with Pittsburgh, he appeared in 41 games and tallied two points (1g, 1a) with 43 PIM.

The Saskatoon, Sask., native has played in 327 career AHL games, collecting 75 goals and 97 assists for 172 points with 297 penalty minutes. He helped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton reach the Calder Cup Finals in 2004.