Roope Hintz is staying in the heart of Texas for the next eight seasons after the current one.
He will earn $67.8 million across the eight years and will carry an $8.45 million AAV against the cap
The 26-year-old Finnish forward currently has 24 points in 22 games this season and is on a point per game pace. Last season he set a career high in goals with 37 and points with 72.
Alongside his line mates Joe Pavelski and budding superstar Jason Robertson, the trio have been one of the most electric in the league.
Drafted by the Stars 49th overall in 2015, Hintz has been a regular in the lineup since his debut in the 2018-19 season
Injuries have hampered moments in his career, causing him to miss some time in years past, but he has remained a solid figure on the wing for the Stars over the past 18 months.
“Roope is a dynamic two-way centerman who has proven to be one of the best at his position in the NHL,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a statement.
“He’s developed into one of our most versatile players, making an impact on special teams and at even strength, and can be counted on by our coaching staff in every situation.”
Hintz also has a full No-movement clause in his contract which will take effect in 2024-25.
He will become the third highest paid player on the Stars roster when the contract begins on July 1st, 2023, behind the likes of Jamie Benn (UFA 2027-28) and Tyler Seguin (UFA 2025-2026)
The Stars have locked up much of their core for the foreseeable future with the likes of Jason Robertson resigning this past offseason, and star defenceman Miro Heiskenen resigning in July 2021, as well as the likes of captain Benn and alternate Seguin.
Dallas head home on Thursday to play the Anaheim Ducks, after splitting a two game road trip.