DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have re-signed forward Brett Ritchie to a $3.5 million, two-year contract.

Ritchie had 16 goals and eight assists in 78 games last season, with a team-best rating of plus-11. The 24-year-old right winger has appeared in 117 games over three seasons with the Stars and played in two games during the 2016 playoffs.

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A second-round draft pick by Dallas in 2011, Ritchie also has experience with Canadian junior national teams.

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General manager Jim Nill says Ritchie “has just scratched the surface in regards to his ability.” Ritchie tied for the Dallas lead with 15 even-strength goals.

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