Stars trade Bacashihua for rights to Belle

Updated: June 25, 2004, 3:32 PM ET
Associated Press

FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Stars on Friday traded goaltender Jason Bacashihua to St. Louis for the rights to defenseman Shawn Belle.

Belle was the Blues' first-round selection in the 2003 NHL entry draft. He scored nine goals and had 20 assists in 55 games last season for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League.

Bacashihua was the Stars' first-round selection in the 2001 entry draft. He played in 39 games with Utah of the AHL last season. He had a 13-19-5 record with a 2.66 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.

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