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Dallas inks Oleksiak for another year

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced Thursday that the club has signed defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

Oleksiak, 22, registered eight points (1-7=8), including his first career NHL goal, in 36 games with the Stars during the 2014-15 campaign. The blueliner also shared ninth on the team and ranked fourth among club defensemen with 82 hits this season despite playing just 36 games. Oleksiak also appeared in 35 regular-season contests with the Texas Stars, recording 16 points (4-12=16) and finished tied for fifth in the League with a +26 plus/minus rating.
 
The defenseman has earned 10 career NHL points (1-9=10) in 59 regular-season NHL contests all with Dallas. Oleksiak has appeared in 163 career AHL games over three seasons, all with Texas, and has tallied 72 points (15-57=72) and a +53 rating.
 
"Jamie is a young player with great potential who is evolving into a solid all-around defenseman," said Nill. "We look forward to him being an important member of our defense moving forward."
 
The 6-foot-7, 250-pound native of Toronto, Ontario was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (14th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.