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Dallas Stars Sign Brenden Dillon

T-Birds Team Captain Signs Three-Year Contract

KENT, March 1, 2011 — Seattle Thunderbirds defenseman Brenden Dillon signed a three-year entry level contract this afternoon with the Dallas Stars of the NHL.

“I have appreciated the attention and interest from NHL teams,” said Dillon. “I am excited and looking forward to being a part of the Stars organization.”

Dillon, a 20-year-old, is in his fourth season with the T-Birds. He is currently second on the team in scoring with 50 points on six goals and 44 assists. Dillon also has 128 penalty minutes this season. Dillon will remain with the T-Birds until the end of the 2010-11 season.

“We are happy to hear Brenden has finalized his contract with Dallas,” said T-Birds general manager Russ Farwell. “He has worked very hard over his junior career to earn his chance and it is great to see him rewarded by signing an NHL contract. He has matured a great deal this year and is ready to move on to pro hockey and the next step in his career.”

Dillon has played in 271 games in his four seasons with the T-Birds and has nine goals and 76 assists for 85 points with 365 penalty minutes.

“It was a tough decision for Brenden with so many quality teams interested” said Dillon’s agent Jarret Bousquet, of Titan Sports Management. “This was the right decision at the right time for Brenden.”

The T-Birds take on the Vancouver Giants this evening at ShoWare Center at 7:05pm.

The T-Birds travel to Portland to face the Winterhawks at 7pm on Friday, March 4. This game will be broadcast on FSN. The T-Birds finish out the weekend against the Everett Silvertips on Saturday, March 5, at 7:05pm at ShoWare Center.

T-Birds single game tickets for the 2010-11 season are available online at the T-Birds website and at the ShoWare Center box office. The ShoWare Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday game days at 10 a.m. and Sunday game days at noon.

T-Birds group tickets are currently on sale. Group tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at 253-239-7825.

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