June seems to be a very very busy time for General Manager Doug Armstrong, as he has begun putting the team together for the 2004-05 team, one-by-one. On Thursday, Armstrong announced the re-signing of two key players for the hockey club -- center Jason Arnott and defenseman Jon Klemm.
Arnott signed a one-year deal with the Stars while Klemm was inked to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year.
Klemm, with his veteran leadership and experience proved very valuable to the team as the Stars turned their season around and became one of the best teams in the league during the season half of the year.

While Jason Arnott led the Stars in assists (36) and plus/minus (+23), while finishing second in points (57) and game-winners (5), and fourth in goals (21). I remember last season, esspecially at home he was the most dominating player on the ice, when he recorded his fifth career hat trick on Feb. 20 vs. Colorado. In that game, besides the three goals, he collected five shots, a +2 rating, a power play tally, the game-winning goal and won 11 of 18 face-offs. When he played well, the Stars won. Last season Dallas went 15-1-2-0 when Jason Arnott scored a goal.

The three signings will give the Stars 14 players from last year's club who are currently under contract for the 2004-05 season (Jason Arnott, Stu Barnes, Philippe Boucher, Rob DiMaio, Bill Guerin, Jon Klemm, Jere Lehtinen, Mike Modano, Brenden Morrow, Steve Ott, Don Sweeney, Marty Turco, Pierre Turgeon, Sergei Zubov).

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