Faksa signs five-year, $16.25 million contract to stay with Stars

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Radek Faksa signed a five-year, $16.25 million contract to remain with the Dallas Stars on Sunday. It has an average annual value of $3,250,000.

“Radek has developed into an extremely detailed player and offers our team a mix of size, speed and physicality,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said. “He plays big minutes on both special teams units for us, while often times playing against the opposing team’s best players at even strength. We’re thrilled to have him in place for the next five seasons as he is a great teammate and a big part of the Dallas Stars culture.”

The 26-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, scored 20 points (11 goals, nine assists) in 66 games last season and eight points (three goals, five assists) in 19 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He was unfit to play the final two games of the Western Conference Final against the Vegas Golden Knights and the entire Stanley Cup Final, a six-game loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Nill said Friday that Faksa broke his wrist during the series against Vegas. 

Selected by Dallas in the first round (No. 13) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Faksa has scored 128 points (60 goals, 68 assists) in 351 regular-season games and 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 45 playoff games. 

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