Jan 26, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars rookie goalie Cristopher Nilstorp (41) warms up before making his first start at home in the game between the Stars and the St. Louis Blues at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars Sign Goaltender Nilstorp

The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp. The 29 year old Swede had been spending his time in the AHL with Texas and now has a one year, two-way contract in his hands. Playing 5 games with Dallas and having a solid post season run in Texas, Nilstorp is coming into his 9th professional hockey season, 2nd in North America. He was apart of the Swedish Elite League before going undrafted and signing with Dallas last season.

Here is the official statement from the club:

“The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has signed goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2013-14 season.

 Nilstorp, 29, posted a 1-3-1 record in five appearances last season for Dallas with a .897 save percentage (SV%) and a 3.09 goals-against- average (GAA) during his rookie campaign in the NHL. He recorded the first win of his career against San Jose on Feb. 23, 2013, stopping 31-of-32 shots faced.

 The Malmo, Sweden, native appeared in 39 games last season with the Texas Stars, Dallas’ development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), recording a .907 SV% and 2.38 GAA with a record of 19-13-3. He finished the 2012-13 season tied 12th amongst AHL goaltenders in GAA. Nilstorp appeared in nine games during the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs, posting a .922 SV%, 2.30 GAA with a 4-5-0 record.

 Prior to joining the Dallas Stars organization last summer, Nilstorp helped Farjestad BK capture the Le Mat Trophy in 2011, which is earned annually by the victors in the Swedish Elite League playoffs. He went undrafted and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on June 5, 2012.”  – http://stars.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=674224&navid=DL|DAL|home

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