Stars re-sign Ritchie to one-year deal

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The Dallas Stars have re-signed forward Brett Ritchie, the club’s second-round pick from 2011, to a one-year contract extension.

The 22-year-old forward has spent most of the last four seasons in the American Hockey League, with the Texas Stars, where he had 14 goals and 28 points in 35 games this season.

He played in eight games for the NHL’s Stars during the 2015-16 regular season, recording one assist. He also appeared in two playoff games for Dallas.

Ritchie’s season started late due to a wrist injury that required surgery as per an announcement from the organization in September. Stars GM Jim Nill said the prospect forward would be out three to four months.

As a result of the injury, Ritchie’s first game in the AHL this season was in early December.