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Dallas Stars Sign Alex Goligoski To 4-Year, $18.5 Million Extension

With this extension, the 26-year old defenseman becomes a key part of the Stars future going forward.

The Dallas Stars locked up a major piece of their core going forward, signing defenseman Alex Goligoski to a 4-year $18.5 million extension.

The Stars acquired Goligoski, a 26-year old defenseman, in a trade deadline deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season.

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In 36 games for Dallas this season, the 5'10 210 defenseman has recorded five goals and ten assists, providing a consistent scoring punch for the Stars blue-line:

"We’re very pleased that we were able to sign Alex to this extension," said Stars owner Tom Gaglardi. "We are committed to building a winner here in Dallas and that starts with re-signing your key players and maintaining a solid foundation for your roster."

Added Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk, "Alex Goligoski is one of our core players and we are very pleased to get him under contract during the prime of his career. Alex is a character person and one of the anchors of our blue-line. He’s a big part of our hockey club."

Goligoski is now under contract until the 2016 season, with second highest cap hit on the team behind Trevor Daley.

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