Dallas Stars Extend D Joel Hanley for Two Years

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The Dallas Stars announced this afternoon that they have signed defenseman Joel Hanley to a two-year contract extension. Both years are two-way. With the deal, Hanley is now under contract with the Stars until the 2020-2021 season.

Hanley was pressed into service in Dallas this season for 16 games but is more likely to fill the veteran role in Texas for the coming two seasons.

Here's the release:
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has signed defenseman Joel Hanley to a two-year, two-way contract extension, which will run through the 2020-21 season.

Hanley, 27, has appeared in 16 NHL games with Dallas this season, recording nine shots on goal, 16 blocked shots, 16 hits and an average time on ice per game of 13:42. The defenseman has also registered 13 points (2-11=13) in 36 games with the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Hanley is tied for third on Texas with a +7 plus/minus rating so far in 2018-19.

Hanley has recorded six points (0-6=6) in 38 career regular-season NHL contests with Montreal, Arizona and Dallas. The blueliner has also earned 90 points (13-77=90) and a +40 rating in 295 career AHL regular-season games with Portland, St. John's, Tucson and Texas. Additionally, Hanley has skated in 18 career games in the Calder Cup Playoffs, recording five points (0-5=5).

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound native of Keswick, Ontario was originally undrafted and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2018.