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Stars sign former Preds forward Mueller

Jul 8, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

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Dallas GM Jim Nill continued to rebuild his club’s center position on Monday, agreeing to terms with ex-Nashville Predator Chris Mueller.

It’s a one-year deal, with money and specifics (one-way/two-way) not yet announced.

Mueller, 27, appeared in 37 games with the Preds over the last three years, and enjoyed a career season in 2013, scoring 2G-3A-5PTS in 18 games while averaging over 10 minutes per night.

A former teammate of David Booth, Drew Miller and Justin Abdelkader at Michigan State, Mueller heads to Dallas looking to secure a spot behind the club’s newly-minted trio of centers: Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley, acquired as part of the Loui Eriksson-to-Boston blockbuster; and Shawn Horcoff, acquired from Edmonton on Friday.

 

  1. timmylaz99 - Jul 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Great low cost pick-up for Dallas. I thought he’d be a good fit for the Red Wings third line. Nill must have thought the same thing.

    • bettwoman - Jul 8, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      Maybe 4th?

      Not super familiar with the bruins pick up or horcoff so please enlighten me with any info

      But I was seeing it as.

      Seguin
      Peverly/horcoff
      4th line fiddler. Meaning he is a healthy scratch

      I love fiddler as that third line center always have, but hey if he drops to fourth it wouldn’t be the worst thing, I just couldn’t see a good faceoff man going out (although without knowing the faceoff stats maybe he’s the worst at faceoffs now?, lol that’d be great because last year benn was aaaaaaaawful. Glad they came to their senses and are sending back to his natural wing)

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