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Stars sign ‘200-foot player’ Faksa: three years, $6.6M

St Louis Blues v Dallas Stars - Game One

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 29: Radek Faksa #12 of the Dallas Stars celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues in the third period in Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 29, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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The Dallas Stars signed forward Radek Faksa to a three-year, $6.6 million deal on Monday.

In the process, they essentially covered every essential item on their “to-do list” for the off-season.

Faksa, 23, was the 13th overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft.

He generated 33 points last season, but more than that, he distinguished himself as a two-way player for the Stars. Faksa averaged more than 16 minutes of ice time per night in 2016-17, constituting a significant surge in his sophomore campaign.

“We’re thrilled to have Radek locked in for the next three seasons as he is an important part of what we’re building here,” GM Jim Nill said. “He has proven to be a trustworthy, 200-foot player and we fully expect him to continue growing in all areas of his game.”

This leaves the Stars with a bit less than $1 million in cap space, according to Cap Friendly, but don’t be surprised if this ends up looking like a steal for Dallas.