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First, Dallas extended qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents, many of whom saw time in Texas this season. They included Philippe Desrosiers, Jason Dickinson, Remi Elie, Dillon Heatherington, Mattias Janmark, Devin Shore, and Gemel Smith. The only unqualified RFA was Cole Ully, who will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st as a result. Dickinson, Elie and Heatherington are all expected to compete for jobs in Dallas this season. Janmark, Shore and Smith appear to have solidified themselves in Dallas. Desrosiers is a question mark for Texas versus Idaho.
Further, Dallas signed mid-season pickup Reece Scarlett to a one-year, two-way deal. The defenseman was the return for Ludwig Bystrom, who was sent to Florida and played with the Springfield Thunderbirds all season. Bystrom was also re-signed by Florida, so it appears the deal worked out for both sides.
Scarlett was a stalwart defenseman for Texas in the Calder Cup run, playing every game and provided steady defense. With 273 games played, Scarlett counts as one of the club's veterans for 2018-19.