Sheldon Souray Signs With Anaheim Ducks

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 25: Sheldon Souray #44 of the Dallas Stars celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a first period power play goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on October 25, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Ducks added former All-Star Sheldon Souray to shore up a defense that was spotty at points last season.

Veteran defenseman Sheldon Souray has reached a deal with the Anaheim Ducks, where he'll reportedly earn $11 million over the next three seasons.

Souray was once one of the NHL's elite defenders, making three All-Star games between 2004 and 2009, but seemed washed up entering last season with the Dallas Stars. He spent 2010-2011 in the AHL, but the Stars took a chance on him and he didn't disappoint, registering a plus/minus of +11 and scoring 21 points in 64 games. He has a recent history of injuries - concussions, shoulder problems, and this past season, an ankle injury.

The Ducks also signed Bryan Allen from the Carolina Hurricanes to sure up a defense that wasn't great at points last season. The Ducks rounded out their first day of free agency with a pair of other signings: right wing Brad Staubitz, and defenseman Jordan Hendry.

For more on NHL free agency, stick to SBN's NHL hub. For coverage of the Ducks, check out Anaheim Calling and Battle of California.

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