Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Justin Dowling to a two-year contract commencing for the 2014-15 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Dowling, 23, is in his third full professional hockey season and his second with the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). The 5-foot-10, 185-pound forward has posted a career-high 39 points (9-30=39) in 66 games with Texas this season, as well as a +12 plus/minus rating and 138 shots on goal.
Last season during the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs, the native of Cochrane, Alberta finished tied for second on the Texas Stars with four points in nine games (1-3=4).
Dowling went undrafted and was initially signed by the Texas Stars to an AHL contract on Jan. 7, 2013.