Frisco, Texas –
Veteran forward Joe Pavelski signed a one-year contract extension with the Dallas Stars on Sunday before he can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
Renewals for the 2023-24 season have a base salary of US$3.5 million, along with an additional $2 million in potential performance bonuses.
38-year-old Pavelski is currently in his fourth season with Dallas and 17th in the NHL.
Pavelski has featured in all 38 games this season and is third on the team with 37 points (25 assists, 12 goals).
His plus minus plus 23 rating is the best for the Stars and second in the NHL.
“Joe continues to prove why he’s one of the NHL’s best players, and we are fortunate that he will be on our team for another season,” the general manager said. Jim Nill said. “He embodies what it means to be a professional hockey player with his approach to the game both on and off the ice. Joe’s leadership in the locker room is priceless and the level of respect. The importance he’s had over the entire tournament says a lot about this man that’s who he is.”
Pavelski spent the first 13 seasons of his career with San Jose before signing a 3-year, $21 million contract in free agency with Dallas.
Late last season after he became an all-star for the fourth time, and just before closing that initial deal, the Stars signed a contract extension with him worth $5.5 million. for this season.
Since joining the Stars, he leads the team with 200 points, 122 assists, 38 goals in power play and is ranked at a plus 62 in his 243 games.
He played 34 playoffs for Dallas, with 16 goals and 9 assists.