Stars’ Joel Kiviranta signs two-year contract extension

Dallas Stars forward Joel Kiviranta signed a two-year, $2.1 million contract on Saturday.

Kiviranta, 25, recorded 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 26 games last season. The native of Finland has 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 37 career games with Dallas.

“Joel has developed into a very reliable player who can play various roles throughout the lineup,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said. “His competitiveness, and ability to play in all situations, has made him an important member of our forward group.”

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