Jason Dickinson signed a two-year, $3 million contract with the Dallas Stars on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $1.5 million.
The 24-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, avoided a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for July 20.
"Jason is a conscientious player who plays a very detailed, 200-foot game," Stars general manager Jim Nill said. "As last season progressed, he began impacting games night in and night out, and he really established himself during the playoffs. We fully expect him to continue to build upon that and be a big part of our team for years to come."
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Dickinson had NHL career highs in goals (six), assists (16), points (22) and games played (67) with the Stars last season. He had three goals and two assists in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Selected by Dallas in the first round (No. 29) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Dickinson has 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) in 105 regular-season games for the Stars and five points in 13 NHL playoff games.
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