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Stars sign RW Eric Godard

The Dallas Stars have signed right wing Eric Godard to a two-year contract. Godard, who had been with Pittsburgh, has a two-way contract in the first year and a one-way deal in the second year.

He's a tough guy and still considered one of the league's better enforcers, racking up 833 penalty minutes in 335 NHL games.

Here's the release from the Stars.

The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has agreed to terms with right wing Eric Godard on a two-year contract. The first year of the contract is a two-way deal worth $750,000/$105,000 while the second year is a one-way agreement worth $700,000.

Godard, 31, spent the 2010-11 season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, appearing in 19 games with three assists, a +4 rating, and 105 penalty minutes.

The 6-4, 214-pound right winger has played in 335 career NHL games, scoring three goals and 12 assists for 18 points. In eight NHL seasons, Godard has accrued 833 penalty minutes and has appeared in seven career playoff games, registering one assist and six penalty minutes.

The Vernon, B.C., native was originally signed as a free agent by the Florida Panthers on Sept. 24, 1999. Godard has also played for the NY Islanders and Calgary Flames before joining Pittsburgh on July 1, 2008.