Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Mattias Janmark to a one-year, $700,000 contract extension.
Janmark, 24, missed the 2016-17 season due to a knee injury. The forward has registered 29 points (15-14=29) in 73 regular-season NHL games, all coming during the 2015-16 campaign with Dallas. Janmark also posted a +12 plus/minus rating and scored three game-winning goals and one shorthanded goal in his only season of NHL action. Janmark has registered five points (2-3=5) in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff contests as well.
"Mattias is a player that we missed as much as anyone last season with the unfortunate injury he suffered," said Nill. "We look forward to him returning to our group and getting him back for training camp."
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. Janmark was acquired by Dallas via trade on March 1, 2015 along with defenseman Mattias Backman and a second-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft (Roope Hintz) in exchange for forward Erik Cole and a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft.