Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced Tuesday that the club has signed center Justin Dowling and left wing Brendan Ranford, each to a one-year contract.
Dowling, 25, finished fifth on Texas with 46 points (11-35=46) in 52 regular season games in 2015-16.
He finished third on the team with his 35 assists, which tied a career high. In four Calder Cup Playoff contests, he tied for the team lead with two goals and was third with three points (2-1=3).
The fourth-year professional has posted 173 career points in 229 career AHL games played, all with Texas.
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Ranford, 24, led Texas with 59 points (19-40=59) appearing in all 76 games played in the 2015-16. His 40 assists led the team and were tied for 12th in the AHL.
He was selected for the Pacific Division team at the 2016 AHL All-Star challenge. In four Calder Cup Playoff contests, he tied for the team lead with four points (1-3=4).