The Dallas Stars have brought back restricted free agent defenseman Jamie Oleksiak.
The club announced on Friday that they have re-signed the 24-year-old Oleksiak for one year at $964,688.
In 41 games with the Stars last season, Oleksiak scored five goals — including this beauty against the Blues — and seven points, though at 6-foot-7 tall and 255 pounds, he isn’t necessarily known for offensive ability.
With this signing, the Stars now have eight defenseman locked into contracts for next season, with about $18.5 million committed to the position right now, per CapFriendly.
That doesn’t include third overall pick Miro Heiskanen, who signed his entry-level deal last month and is seen as a dynamic blue line talent with a bright future in Dallas.