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Stars sign defenseman Mark Pysyk to a one-year contract

The 28-year-old sets career highs with nine goals and 18 points in 58 games for Florida during the 2019-20 season

by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Mark Pysyk to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Pysyk, 28, set career highs by posting nine goals and 18 points (9-9=18) in 58 regular-season games played for Florida in 2019-20. Finishing with a +4 plus/minus rating, he was also used at right wing at times throughout the season. In four postseason contests, he registered eight shots on net and did not record a point.

Appearing in 417 regular-season games over eight seasons with Buffalo and Florida, he has recorded 88 career regular-season points (22-66=88). He also earned a bronze medal, along with Jamie Oleksiak, for Canada at the 2010 World Jr. Championship.

"Mark is a solid, puck-moving defenseman and gives us another right-handed shot on the backend," said Nill. "We feel that his skillset lends itself to how we ask our defensemen to activate and he will be a good fit."

The 6-foot-1, 196-pound native of Sherwood Park, Alberta was originally selected by Buffalo in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

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