Dallas Free Agency Recap

Press Release

Jul 1, 2017

On Saturday, Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced the signings of goaltender Mike McKenna, defenseman Brent Regner and forward Brian Flynn each to a one-year, two-way contract with the organization.

McKenna, 34, spent time with Springfield and Syracuse of the American Hockey League (AHL) during the 2016-17 regular season, posting a 14-15-10 record with a .905 save percentage and a 2.84 goals against average in 40 games played. During the Calder Cup Playoffs, he helped Syracuse reach the Calder Cup Final against Grand Rapids, posting a 13-9 record with a .911 SV% and a 2.68 GAA in 22 games.

Over the course of his AHL career, he has appeared in 429 games, registering a 206-163-21 record with a .913 SV% and a 2.70 GAA with 26 shutouts. McKenna has posted a .904 SV% with a 2.93 GAA in 45 career AHL postseason contests. The netminder has logged a combined 22 NHL games with Tampa Bay, New Jersey, Columbus and Arizona, recording a 5-11-2 record with a .889 SV% and a 3.48 GAA.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound native of St. Louis, Mo. was originally selected by Nashville in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft. 

Regner, 28, posted 13 points (2-11=13) in 28 games played for Springfield of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2016-17. In eight seasons at the AHL level, he has recorded 178 points (31-147=178) in 481 games played with Syracuse, Springfield, Chicago, Peoria and Portland. He has also appeared in seven NHL games, all with Florida in 2015-16, recording four penalty minutes and seven shots.

The 6-foot, 190-pound native of Westlock, Alberta was originally selected by Columbus in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.

Flynn, 28, appeared in 51 games for Montreal in 2016-17 recording 10 points (6-4=10). His six goals tied his career-high, which he has accomplished three times in his career. Averaging 1:30 of shorthanded time on ice per game, he was only on the ice for eight power play goals allowed. He also appeared in one postseason game, recording two shots on net.

The five-year NHL veteran has combined to play in 275 career regular-season contests with Buffalo and Montreal and has recorded 61 career points (27-34=61).

The 6-foot-1, 183-pound native of Lynnfield, Mass. was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Buffalo on March 29, 2012.

With the signings, all three players could see some time with the AHL's Texas Stars when they are not competing in the NHL with Dallas.

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