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Stars re-sign defenseman Joel Hanley to two-year contract extension

The two-way deal runs through the 2020-21 season

by Press Release @DallasStars /

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has signed defenseman Joel Hanley to a two-year, two-way contract extension, which will run through the 2020-21 season.

Hanley, 27, has appeared in 16 NHL games with Dallas this season, recording nine shots on goal, 16 blocked shots, 16 hits and an average time on ice per game of 13:42. The defenseman has also registered 13 points (2-11=13) in 36 games with the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Hanley is tied for third on Texas with a +7 plus/minus rating so far in 2018-19.

Hanley has recorded six points (0-6=6) in 38 career regular-season NHL contests with Montreal, Arizona and Dallas. The blueliner has also earned 90 points (13-77=90) and a +40 rating in 295 career AHL regular-season games with Portland, St. John's, Tucson and Texas. Additionally, Hanley has skated in 18 career games in the Calder Cup Playoffs, recording five points (0-5=5).

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound native of Keswick, Ontario was originally undrafted and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2018.

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