The Stars added some goaltending depth. Here’s the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Mike McKenna to a one-year, two-way contract.
McKenna, 34, spent time with Springfield and Syracuse of the American Hockey League (AHL) 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 Calder Cup Playoffs, he helped Syracuse reach the Calder Cup Final against Grand Rapids, posting a 13-9 record with a .911 SV% and a 2.68 GAA in 22 games.
Over the course of his AHL career, he has appeared in 429 games, registering a 206-163-21 record with a .913 SV% and a 2.70 GAA with 26 shutouts. McKenna has posted a .904 SV% with a 2.93 GAA in 45 career AHL postseason contests. The netminder has logged a combined 22 NHL games with Tampa Bay, New Jersey, Columbus and Arizona, recording a 5-11-2 record with a .889 SV% 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.