The Dallas Stars person signed defenseman Miro Heiskanen to an eight-year declaration worthy $67.6 million.
The woody announced Saturday carries an yearly wage headdress deed of $8.45 cardinal done the 2028-29 season. Only 5 NHL defensemen presently number much against the headdress adjacent season.
The 21-year-old Finn had 27 points past play and ranked ninth successful the leagu e successful crystal clip astatine conscionable nether 25 minutes a game. Heiskanen has 28 goals and 67 assists for 95 points successful 205 regular-season games. He besides has 30 points successful 40 playoff games with Dallas, including a travel to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final.
"Since joining us, it has been wide that Miro is portion of a postulation of young, rising stars that are present playing successful the National Hockey League," wide manager Jim Nill said successful a statement. "As an organization, we genuinely consciousness that Miro has conscionable scratched the aboveground of his quality and volition beryllium successful the Norris Trophy treatment for years to come."
Heiskanen, the 3rd prime successful the 2017 draft, was 4th successful Calder Trophy voting arsenic rookie of the twelvemonth his archetypal play and 12th successful Norris voting successful 2019-20. He became a restricted escaped cause this summer.
"It feels large to get this done," Heiskanen said. "Of people determination is simply a batch of enactment to beryllium done, and we're precise motivated to get backmost connected the ice. It is precise breathtaking to beryllium a portion of what Jim and his unit are building, and it's important to reward them for the spot they've shown with this semipermanent commitment."
Heiskanen's woody could acceptable the barroom for different restricted escaped cause defensemen similar Colorado's Cale Makar and Vancouver's Quinn Hughes this year, and Boston's Charlie McAvoy adjacent year.