Stars ink Janmark to 1-year, $2.3M contract extension

Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) blocks a shot from St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak (21) with help from center Mattias Janmark (13) in the second period of Game 3 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 29, 2019. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Mattias Janmark is headed back to Dallas.

The 26-year-old forward, who was slated to become a restricted free agent come July 1, has signed a one-year, $2.3-million contract extension with the Stars, the team announced Thursday.

“Mattias is a relentless forward who combines his tremendous skating ability with sound positioning, making him a disruptive force,” said general manager Jim Nill in a press release.

“He is a versatile player that can play up and down the lineup at even strength, and was one of the key members of our penalty killing group, which was a top-five unit all season.”

Janmark collected 25 points in 81 games with the Stars in 2018-19. He added another three points in seven playoff contests for Dallas.

The third-round pick in the 2013 draft registered 88 points across three seasons with the Stars.

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