The Dallas Stars announced today that the hockey club has signed free agent forward Fabian Brunnstrom to a two-year entry-level contract through the 2009-10 season.
The highly-coveted Brunnstrom will join the Stars beginning next season. He reportedly chose the Stars over several NHL teams who were interested in signing him, including Montreal, Detroit and Toronto. Anaheim and Vancouver were also reported to have interest in the talented forward.
“All of the other teams and clubs, like Montreal and Detroit, were good but I just felt that Dallas was a little bit better for me,” said Brunnstrom. “I really enjoyed the town and the people around the Dallas organization. I got a chance to visit the practice facility and the American Airlines Center and I thought everything was great.”
The 6-1, 203-pound forward skated for Boras HC in Sweden’s second division during the 2006-07 season, collecting 73 points (37 goals, 36 assists) and registering a +51 rating in 41 games.
Brunnstrom, 23, spent the 2007-08 season with Farjestads BK Karlstad in the Swedish Elite League, recording nine goals and 28 assists for 37 points in 54 games. He led the team in assists and placed fifth in scoring, and added a goal in 12 appearances during the Swedish Elite League playoffs.
Below are some youtube links to highlight videos of Brunnstrom.