Stars extend Cracknell, ‘a valuable member of our team’
Adam Cracknell’s in the midst of a career year -- posting personal bests in games played, goals and blocked shots -- and on Wednesday, Dallas rewarded the gritty veteran forward.
Cracknell has signed a one-year, $675,000 extension, the Stars announced. The deal comes after with the 31-year-old scored seven goals and 10 points through 53 games this season -- averaging just over 10 minutes per night -- and is a nice pay raise, up from the $600,000 he made this season.
“Adam stepped into our lineup this season and established himself as a valuable member of our team,” Stars GM Jim Nill said in a release. “He plays a heavy, physical game and has been steady and reliable for us all season long.”
It should be noted this gives Dallas a forward to expose at the upcoming expansion draft. Nill has several pending UFAs up front -- Patrick Sharp, Alex Hemsky and Jiri Hudler most notably -- and it remains unclear if any will be brought back.
A former ninth-round pick, Cracknell bounced around the league prior to this year, with stops in St. Louis, Columbus, Edmonton and Vancouver.