-- The Dallas Stars
have signed left wing Loui Eriksson
to a six-year contract the club announced Friday.
General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk
said the extension was worth $25.5 million. Eriksson is now signed through the 2015-16 season.
"We are very pleased that we were able to agree to this long-term contract extension with Loui,"
Nieuwendyk said. "He is a big part of our present and future and we feel his potential is just scratching the surface. Loui made great strides in his game last season and he has continued to impress as one of our best players in training camp. The future is very bright for him and we're excited that his future will be with the Dallas Stars
Eriksson, 24, led the Stars in goals last season with 36, which marked a career-high. He appeared in all 82 games, leading the team in plus/minus (plus-14) and takeaways (80), while ranking second in points (63).
He was Dallas' second round selection (33rd overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft. Eriksson has played in 210 NHL games, all with Dallas, scoring 56 goals and 57 assists for 113 points. He has also appeared in 22 playoff games for the Stars, scoring four goals and five assists for nine points.