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The Stars have announced the signings of six-time All-Star defenseman Shea Weber, goaltender Kari Lehtonen, forward Kevin Shattenkirk and forward Brett Ritchie.

The signings also include forwards Jiri Hudler, Brett Rypien, Cody Eakin, John Klingberg and Mattias Janmark.

The Stars are hoping to get back into the playoff picture as they are currently in eighth place in the Metropolitan Division and in a playoff spot in the Central Division.

The team also has the third-worst goal differential in the NHL with a minus-10.8 differential.

Weber, 30, is currently second on the Stars in scoring with 21 goals and ranks second in the league with 61 points.

He was a sixth-round pick by the Dallas Stars in 2009.

The 6-foot-4, 206-pound Weber, who won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman in 2016, is one of the best defensive defenders in the game.

He has two goals and five assists in 22 games this season.

Lehtonengen, 29, was drafted in the fourth round by the New York Rangers in the 2011 NHL Draft.

He had eight goals and 20 points in 28 games this year.

He is third on the team in scoring.

Rypien is in his third season with the Stars and ranks fourth in the League with 54 points.

The defenseman, who is coming off an injury-shortened season, has 13 goals and 23 points in 37 games this spring.

Shattenkier, 29-year-old Lehtonens is in the middle of his fourth season with Dallas and is one assist away from tying the franchise record for assists in a season with 76.

He also has 18 goals and 35 points in 48 games this Spring.

Rypiens first NHL contract comes in 2017.

The fourth overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, Rypient is a member of the Stars top-four forwards.

He leads the team with 18 goals.

He finished second in scoring last season with 52 points.

Ryns brother, Brett, had 13 goals last season.

Klingberg, 23, signed a three-year contract extension with the Dallas Mavericks in April.

The forward was drafted by the Stars with the seventh overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft and is fourth on the club in goals (27) and points (31).

The forward has 12 goals and 21 points in 32 games this month.

Jalil Anunoby, 22, signed with the Chicago Blackhawks as an undrafted free agent.

Anunobys contract is a one-year, two-way contract that starts July 1.

The winger is third among Chicago Blackhawks blueliners in scoring (16 points) and fourth in points (43).

The third overall pick by Chicago in the 2013 NHL Draft was drafted third overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

The right winger has 10 goals and 15 points in 26 games this June.

Ritchie, 21, signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The center is second on Tampa Bay with 27 goals and is third in the AHL in assists (31) and plus/minus rating (plus-12).

The Lightning forward was a fourth-round selection in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.

He played for the Red Wings for the past four seasons.

Eakin, 23-year old Lehtonin, who was drafted ninth overall by Chicago last year, was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers in July.

The goalie has four wins and a 2.41 goals-against average in 26 starts this season and was third among all NHL goaltenders with a 0.90 goals-to-save percentage.

Erik Cole, 20, signed on a one year deal with the Los Angeles Kings as an unsigned free agent on Tuesday.

The defenceman was selected fifth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft after making the jump from juniors to the AHL.

Cole had one assist in 18 games this past season and has two assists in six career games.

Cole, who has been playing with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, was a second-round draft pick of Anaheim in 2016.

He spent parts of six seasons with the Rampage and had four goals and eight assists in 67 games last season, helping them reach the Western Conference Final.

Kari Lehtons mother, Kari Cole, was among the first 100 NHL players honored at the annual NHL Awards on Tuesday night.

She is one the first Latina players inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame.

The award will be presented to the player who is best known as a member, a teammate, a coach, an ambassador or a leader.

The NHL Awards will be televised live on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m.

ET on Wednesday.

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