Texas signs veteran winger Wilson

Texas Stars general manager Scott White announced Tuesday that the team has signed right wing Landon Wilson to a two-year AHL contract.

Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Landon Wilson brings instant credibility and a veteran presence to our locker room,” said White. “He is a guy who is very capable of scoring a lot of goals and he will be a huge asset for us in developing young prospects. Landon is a big power forward who will be a leader for us on and off the ice.”

Wilson becomes the first player signed in Texas Stars history. The 34-year-old enters his 15th professional season in 2009-10 after splitting last season between the NHL’s Dallas Stars and the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Wilson scored twice and totaled eight points in 27 contests with Dallas in 2008-09. In 15 games with Grand Rapids, the right wing scored eight goals and netted 15 points, while amassing 37 penalty minutes.

In all, Wilson has played in 700 career professional games, including 375 in the NHL with Dallas, Phoenix, Colorado and Boston. The St. Louis, Mo., native has 53 career NHL goals and 119 NHL points.

In the AHL, the 6-foot-3, 226-pound forward has totaled 91 goals and 63 assists for 154 points in 187 games with Grand Rapids, Springfield, Providence and Cornwall. Wilson won a Calder Cup championship with the P-Bruins in 1999.