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Stars sign forward Tanner Kero to two-year, two-way contract extension

The 28-year-old posted 10 points in 39 games with Dallas in 2020-21, including the first two game-winning goals of his NHL career

by Dallas Stars Communications @DallasStars

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Tanner Kero to a two-year, two-way contract extension.

Kero, 28, recorded 10 points (3-7=10) in 39 games with Dallas in 2020-21. The forward finished the season tied for third on the Stars with two game-winning goals, marking his first career game-winning tallies. Kero also logged a career-high 63.2% faceoff win percentage, going 24-for-38 from the faceoff circle in 2020-21.

Kero has appeared in 111 career NHL regular-season games over four seasons with Chicago and Dallas, registering 32 points (11-21=32). The forward has skated in four career games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, all with Chicago, earning four shots on goal and eight hits with an average time on ice of 13:38. Additionally, Kero has recorded 174 points (72-102=174) in 246 career American Hockey League games with Rockford, Utica and Texas.

The 6-foot, 180-pound native of Hancock, Mich. was originally undrafted and signed with Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2019.

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