Frisco, Tex. –
Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that the hockey club has signed center Tom Wandell
to a two-year contract extension worth $1.55 million ($700,000 first year, 850,000 second year). This extension puts Wandell under contract through the 2011-12 season.
is a good, young two-way player that has the potential to play various roles on our roster,” said Nieuwendyk. “He is part of our young core that will be the future of the Dallas Stars. We were impressed with his development over the past few years in our system and we are now looking at him to become an integral part of our success in Dallas.”
Wandell, 23, played in 50 games for Dallas this season before ending his 2009-10 campaign with a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered January 21st at Vancouver. Before the injury Wandell was ranked tied for 15th in rookie scoring with five goals (three game-winners) and 10 assists. He ranked fourth among rookies in takeaways (31) and led all Dallas forwards in short handed ice time (1:37 mins) at the time. The 6-1, 195-pound center played 14 games for Dallas last season, collecting a goal and two assists.
The native of Sodertalje, Sweden spent most of 2008-09 with Timra IK of the Swedish Elite League. He led the club in assists (26) and plus/minus (+15) and was ranked second in points (41) through 51 games. He was Dallas’ fifth-round selection (146th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The Dallas Stars will face the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow night at 7:30 CT (TV: Fox Sports Southwest, Radio: Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket).