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Winterhawks' Peters signs with NHL Stars

by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Portland Winterhawks center Taylor Peters (left) has signed with the NHL Dallas Stars.Another Portland Winterhawks player has signed with an NHL team.

Center Taylor Peters has signed a three-year entry level contract with the Dallas Stars. He will stay with the Hawks through the end of their current season.

Peters has played in 313 games for Portland; he is tied for fourth in that category on the club's all-time list. He has a career-high 13 goals this season, plus 24 assists, giving him 37, one off his season total for 2011-12.

Last season, Peters was named the team's Best Defensive Player and shared the club's Scholastic Player of the Year Award.

He was a fourth-round pick in the 2007 Western Hockey League bantam draft, the 68th overall pick.