Stars sign defenseman Miro Heiskanen to eight-year, $67.6 million extension


The Dallas Stars have signed defenseman Miro Heiskanen to an eight-year, $67.6 million extension, the group introduced Saturday. The deal has an annual worth of $8.45 million. 

“As a company, we actually really feel that Miro has simply scratched the floor of his skill and shall be within the Norris Trophy dialogue for years to come back,” common supervisor Jim Nill mentioned.

The Stars chosen Heiskanen with the third general choose within the 2017 NHL Draft. He has 95 factors (28 objectives, 67 assists) in 205 video games, together with 27 factors (eight objectives, 19 assists) in 55 video games final season. 

Throughout Dallas’ run to the 2020 Stanley Cup Last, Heiskanen notched 26 factors in 27 video games, the fourth-most by any defenseman throughout a playoff yr in NHL historical past. 

The 21-year-old is now the sixth-highest-paid defenseman within the league, trailing simply Alex Pietrangelo, P.Ok. Subban, Roman Josi, Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson. 


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