The Dallas Stars have agreed to terms with forwards Colton Sceviour and Travis Morin to two-way contracts. Both players spent last season with the Texas Stars, but saw brief time with Dallas. Sceviour was due to be a restricted free agent on July and Morin was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. Here's the release from the team:
The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has agreed to terms with center Travis Morin on a two-year, two-way contract ($525,000 at the NHL level; $125,000 at the minor league level; with a minimum guarantee of $150,000 each year), putting him under contract through the 2012-13 season. Right wing Colton Sceviour has agreed to a one-year, two way contract ($525,000; $75,000).
Morin, 26, appeared in 64 games with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL) last season, ranking second on the club in points with 45 (21 goals, 24 assists). He also led the club in scoring during the playoffs with seven points (3g, 4a). Morin made his NHL debut in 2010-11 with Dallas after dressing in three games and recording two shots.
The Brooklyn Park, Minn., native skated in 80 games with the Texas Stars in 2009-10, tying the club lead in assists (31) and totaling 52 points. Morin helped Texas reach the Calder Cup finals in the spring of 2010, posting four goals and 12 assists in 24 games. The 6-2, 195-pound center was originally drafted in the ninth round (263rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by Washington.
Sceviour, 22, skated in 77 games last season for the Texas Stars, ranking third on the club in points with 41 (16g, 25a). He also skated in six games for Texas during the AHL playoffs, scoring one goal. The Red Deer, Alb., native made his NHL debut with Dallas on Feb. 5, 2011, at Philadelphia.
The 6-0, 201-pound right wing helped the Texas Stars reach the Calder Cup Finals in the club’s inaugural season in 2009-10. Sceviour skated in 80 games, tallying 31 points (9g, 22a), during the regular season and 24 contests, accruing eight points (1g, 7a), during the playoffs. He was selected by Dallas in the fourth round (112nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.