Stars sign Hintz to 8-year extension worth $67.6M
The Dallas Stars signed forward Roope Hintz to an eight-year extension with an average annual value of $8.45 million on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old tallied a career-high 37 goals and 72 points in 2021-22. He has eight goals and 24 points through 22 contests this season.
Hintz has blossomed alongside Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski to form one of the best lines in the NHL. The trio combined to score 45.1% of the Stars' goals last campaign.
Robertson-Hintz-Pavelski has tallied the second-most minutes for any line in the NHL in 2022-23 and has operated at a 60.1% expected goals share at five-on-five, according to Money Puck.
"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's new contract has a no-movement clause that takes effect in 2024-25, the earliest he's eligible for such a clause, and carries through the duration of the pact.
The $67.6 million in salary matches the eight-year deal Dallas signed with Miro Heiskanen in July 2021. He will become the joint third highest-paid player on the Stars when the contract begins in 2023-24.
He was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2022-23 campaign.
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