McKenna heads to Stars

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The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Mike McKenna to a one-year, two-way contract.

McKenna, 34, spent time with Springfield and Syracuse of the American Hockey League during the 2016-17 regular season, posting a 14-15-10 record with a .905 save percentage and a 2.84 goals-against average in 40 games played. During the postseason, he helped Syracuse reach the Calder Cup Finals against Grand Rapids, posting a 13-9 record with a .911 save percentage and a 2.68 GAA in 22 games.

The winningest U.S.-born goaltender in AHL history, McKenna has appeared in 429 AHL games, registering a 206-163-35 record with a .913 save percentage, a 2.70 GAA and 26 shutouts. A 2016 AHL All-Star, McKenna has also posted a .904 save percentage with a 2.93 GAA in 45 career AHL postseason contests (20-23).

The netminder has logged a combined 22 NHL games with Tampa Bay, New Jersey, Columbus and Arizona, posting a 5-11-2 record with a .889 save percentage and a 3.48 GAA.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound native of St. Louis, Mo., was originally selected by Nashville in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft.