Monday, July 18, 2016

Matej Stransky Signs for Another Season with Dallas

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
The Dallas Stars made official the signing of Matej Stransky today. It's a one-year, two-way deal. The right winger had a fantastic year last season and was qualified by the club. There was some question of if he would sign with Dallas for a likely role in the AHL or bolt for Europe. He decided to take his shot at the NHL with another year in Dallas.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Matej Stransky to a one-year, two-way contract.

Stransky, 23, registered 39 points (23-16=39) in 74 contests for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League in 2015-16. His 23 goals and eight power play goals both ranked second on Texas for the regular season. During the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs, he recorded one assist (0-1=1) in four games.

In 209 career games for Texas, Stransky (STRAN-skee, MA-tay) has accumulated 81 points (39-42=81). In three trips to the Calder Cup Playoffs, he has amassed six points (1-5=6) in 27 games, winning the Calder Cup in 2014.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Ostrava, Czech Republic was originally selected by Dallas in the sixth round (165th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

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