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Stars sign defenseman Roman Polak to 1-year contract extension

The 33-year-old returns for his second campaign with Dallas, where he posted a team-best 152 blocked shots last season

by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Roman Polak to a one-year, $1.75-million contract extension.


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Polak, 33, posted nine points (1-8=9) in 77 regular-season games with a team-leading 69 penalty minutes in his first season with Dallas. The blueliner was tied for 17th in the NHL, and paced Dallas, with 152 blocked shots. Additionally, he ranked 11th among League defensemen and ranked second on the team with 191 hits, while finishing second on the Stars in shorthanded time on ice per game (2:38) and sixth in overall time on ice per game (19:10).

During the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Polak skated in all 13 games and posted one assist (0-1=1) with 10 penalty minutes.

Video: ANA@DAL: Polak flips backhander past Gibson

In 13 NHL seasons, he has accumulated 136 points (26-110=127) in 765 regular-season games with St. Louis, San Jose, Toronto and Dallas. Polak has appeared 71 Stanley Cup Playoff games and has registered four assists (0-4=4).

"Roman personifies what it means to be a professional and his mentorship to our younger players proved to be invaluable to our organization," said Nill. "His team-first attitude and physical style of play is endearing to both his teammates and the coaching staff, and we're thrilled to have him back."

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound native of Ostrava, Czechoslovakia was originally selected by St. Louis in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft. He was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2018.

Video: DAL@NSH, Gm1: Polak blocks Arvidsson's shot

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