Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Justin Dowling to a two-year, two-way contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Dowling, 26, made his NHL debut for the Stars this season, finishing with two assists in nine games played. He also registered 28 points (8-20=28) in 49 games played for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2016-17.
The seven-year professional has amassed 207 points (73-134=207) in 308 career AHL regular season games with Texas and Abbotsford. He has added 21 points in 30 career Calder Cup Playoff contests, all with Texas, including 14 points (4-10=14) in 14 games during the Stars 2014 Calder Cup championship season.
"Justin proved his value for our organization at both the NHL and AHL levels this past season," stated Nill. "He is a smart player with speed, and the depth that he provides to our forward group is important."
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound native of Cochrane, Alberta was originally undrafted and signed by Dallas as a free agent on March 26, 2014.