Dallas Stars sign Curtis McKenzie to two-year contract extension

Curtis McKenzie has agreed to a two-year extension with Dallas. (Photo by Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

Curtis McKenzie has agreed to a two-year extension with Dallas. (Photo by Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)

The Dallas Stars have agreed upon a two-year contract extension with Curtis McKenzie, the team announced today.

It’s believed the first year of the deal is a two-way contract, while year two is a one-way agreement.

Here is the official release:

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed left wing Curtis McKenzie to a two-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

McKenzie, 24, made his National Hockey League debut in 2014-15, scoring four goals and posting five points (4-1=5) with 48 penalty minutes in 36 games with Dallas. The forward also registered 21 points (6-15=21) and 46 penalty minutes in 31 AHL regular-season games with the Texas Stars. He also appeared in three games in the Calder Cup Playoff, registering two points (1-1=2).

In parts of three AHL seasons, he has earned 87 points (33-54=87) with 152 penalty minutes in 111 career regular-season contests. He has also recorded 16 points (4-12=16) in 26 Calder Cup Playoffs tilts and was a member of the Calder Cup winning Texas Stars in 2014. In 2013-14, he won the Dudley Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s most outstanding rookie, his first full professional campaign.

“Curtis is a very mature young player who is hard-nosed and accountable,” Nill said. “We look for him to continue growing all facets of his game and develop into an everyday NHL player.”

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound native of Golden, British Columbia was originally selected by Dallas in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.

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