Stars sign Johns for two more years

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He made his NHL debut last Friday and scored his first NHL goal last night.

And today was another big day for Stephen Johns, as the Dallas Stars announced they’d signed the young defenseman to a two-year contract extension.

“Stephen did a tremendous job leading in Cedar Park for Texas all season long,” said Stars GM Jim Nill in a release. “He brings size, physicality and skating to our group of defensemen, and we fully expect him to contribute at the NHL level for years to come.”

According to CapFriendly, Johns is not eligible for waivers until 2017-18, so the Stars have some flexibility with him for next season. (He doesn’t want to go back to the AHL though.)

Of note, Dallas has four pending unrestricted free agents on the back end: Alex Goligoski, Jason Demers, Kris Russell, and Jordie Benn.