Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Brett Ritchie to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ritchie, 22, split the season between Dallas and the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL). The winger tallied one point (0-1=1) and 30 hits in eight regular-season games with Dallas in 2015-16. Ritchie made his NHL postseason debut this season, recording one shot on goal and two hits in two games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winger also appeared in 35 regular-season AHL games with Texas, registering 28 points (14-14=28).
Ritchie has earned 10 points (6-4=10) in 39 career regular-season NHL contests, all with Dallas. The winger has also accumulated 101 points (53-48=101) in 141 career regular-season AHL contests with Texas. A member of the 2014 Calder Cup champion Texas Stars, Ritchie has appeared in 28 career Calder Cup Playoffs games, recording 17 points (11-6=17).
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound native of Orangeville, Ont. was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (44th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.