Stars sign Pavelski to 1-year, $5.5M extension

Posted: 12/03/2022 in NHL
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The Dallas Stars signed veteran forward Joe Pavelski to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.

Pavelski’s contract is worth a base of $5.5 million, plus an additional $500,000 in performance-based incentives. He’ll get an additional $100,000 each for 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 games played, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Matthew DeFranks.

The deal also includes a full no-movement clause.

Pavelski paces his team with 59 points in 56 games this season while leading all Stars forwards in ice time. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason after playing out the final season of a three-year, $21-million contract.

The 37-year-old joined Dallas in 2019-20 as a free agent. He made a mark during the Stars’ 2020 Stanley Cup Final run, logging 19 points in 27 contests. Pavelski also scored the team’s first postseason hat trick since it relocated from Minnesota.

“In his three seasons here, Joe has proven to be one of the strongest, most respected voices in the dressing room, as well as being one of the most consistent performers on the ice,” general manager Jim Nill said in a statement.

“He has played at an All-Star level this season, and by signing this deal now, it is a testament to what he sees in this organization and how this organization values what he brings day in and day out.”

Pavelski represented Dallas at the 2022 NHL All-Star Game. He’s currently scoring at a 1.05 points-per-game clip, which is the highest of his career.

A seventh-round draft pick of the Sharks in 2003, Pavelski spent 13 seasons in San Jose. He has 416 goals and 486 assists in 1,142 career games.

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