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Stars sign forward Mattias Janmark to 1-year contract extension

The native of Stockholm, Sweden registered six goals and 19 assists in 81 games with Dallas last season

by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Mattias Janmark to a one-year, $2.3-million contract extension.

 

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Janmark, 26, registered 25 points (6-19=25) in 81 regular-season games for Dallas in 2018-19. He matched a career high with 81 games played and established a career high with 19 assists. Among team leaders, he finished seventh in assists (19) and ranked sixth among club forwards in points (25) and blocked shots (44). He also finished third amongst team forwards by averaging 1:30 of shorthanded time on ice per game.

During the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Janmark recorded three points (1-2=3) in seven contests.

Video: DAL@STL, Gm2: Janmark and Dickinson combine for goal

In his NHL career, Janmark has skated in 235 regular-season games, all for Dallas, registering 88 points (40-48=88). He has also recorded eight points (3-5=8) in 19 career games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"Mattias is a relentless forward who combines his tremendous skating ability with sound positioning, making him a disruptive force," said Nill. "He is a versatile player that can play up and down the lineup at even strength, and was one of the key members of our penalty killing group, which was a top-five unit all season."

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden was originally selected by Detroit in the third round (79th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft. He was acquired via trade by Dallas along with Mattias Backman and a second-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft in exchange for Erik Cole and a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft on March 1, 2015.

Video: DAL@LAK: Janmark taps puck past Quick

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