D Adam Pardy
Age: 27 (Born: March 29, 1984)
Height/Weight: 6-2/206 pounds
I'll be honest, before the Stars signing him yesterday, I had no idea who Adam Pardy was. With Dallas losing three defensmen to free agency, they set out to find replacements and one of the first that they got was former Calgary Flame Adam Pardy for a two year, $4 million deal.
Pardy has played three seasons in the NHL, all with Calgary, and brings size and grit to the defense. He won't be mistaken for an offensive machine anytime soon, but he will provide a bit of offense every now and then. He's played 147 games in his NHL career and has a total of 26 points (4 goals, 22 assists). He will fill one of the roles as a third/fourth line defensemen.
During his one year in the ECHL, with the Las Vegas Wranglers, he played under current Stars coach Glen Gulutzan so there is some familiarity there. Gulutzan knows what he's getting from Pardy and he obviously feels that it's well worth the sort of headscratching $2 million per year deal.
Don't expect a whole lot from him, but know that his role will most likely be similar to what Mark Fistric brings to the team.
A couple of videos of Pardy (he has a lot of fight videos on youtube, although he seems to lose a majority of them):