The Dallas Stars announced yesterday that they have signed former Nashville Predator and Milwaukee Admiral Chris Mueller to a one-year deal.
The contract, a two-way deal that will see Mueller make $300,000 in the AHL, gives Mueller a chance to spend time with both Dallas and their top affiliate in Texas.
After a barrage of additions up the middle, Mueller will have to make it on the wing if he’s going to shine with the big club. In 37 career NHL games, all with Nashville, the West Seneca, NY., native has scored twice and added six helpers. Mueller is only a year removed from an impressive AHL campaign, however.
In 2011-12, while with the Milwaukee Admirals, Mueller scored 32 times and added 28 assists in 73 regular season games. The year prior, also as a member of the Ads, Mueller had an outstanding playoff, scoring four goals and contributing seven assists for 11 points in just 13 games.
Only 27, Mueller will fill a veteran spot on the Texas Stars roster, and the short term on the contract could prove as fuel for the forward to take his game to another level.