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Stars sign forward Mattias Janmark to one-year contract

The 25-year-old registered 34 points last season, establishing career-highs in goals, assists, points and games played

by Dallas Stars Staff @DallasStars / Press Release

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.

 

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Janmark, 25, registered 34 points (19-15=34) in 81 regular-season games in 2017-18. The forward established new career highs in goals (19), assists (15), points (34) and games played (81), while ranking fourth on the club in goals (19) and fifth in points (34). Janmark also finished tied for the team lead in shorthanded goals (2) and shared third in game-winning goals (4).

Video: TBL@DAL: Janmark ties the game in the final seconds

"Mattias is a strong and versatile player who always makes his presence felt when he is on the ice," said Nill. "His intelligence and determination have built the foundation of a tremendous, young player, and we are thrilled to have him returning as a member of the Stars."

The forward missed the entire 2016-17 season due to a knee injury which he sustained during the preseason. During his rookie campaign in 2015-16, the forward registered 29 points (15-14=29) in 73 regular-season games and finished the season tied for 11th among League rookies with 15 goals and ranked 14th in points (29). Additionally, he shared second among all rookies and fourth on the Stars with a +12 plus/minus rating, which ranked as the fifth-best total by a rookie in franchise history. 

Video: DAL@ARI: Janmark banks in a shot from the goal line

In his NHL career, Janmark has skated in 154 games, all for Dallas, registering 63 points (34-29=63). He has also recorded five points (2-3=5) in 12 career games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

 

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The 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Danderyd, 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.

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