Toby Petersen Signs 2 Year Extension

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports that everyone's favorite little diabetic has signed a 2 year extension worth $1.55 million. ($750,000 first year, $800,000 second year).

"Toby Petersen's character and work ethic are the type of attributes we want in our players," said Nieuwendyk. "He is a very versatile forward that can play throughout your lineup. He is a good example of the type of professional we want on the Dallas Stars hockey club."

The full release is after the jump...

Frisco, Tex. - Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that the hockey club has signed center Toby Petersen to a two-year contract extension worth $1.55 million ($750,000 first year, $800,000 second year). This extension puts Petersen under contract through the 2011-12 season.

"Toby Petersen's character and work ethic are the type of attributes we want in our players," said Nieuwendyk. "He is a very versatile forward that can play throughout your lineup. He is a good example of the type of professional we want on the Dallas Stars hockey club."

Petersen, 31, has played in 75 games so far this season for Dallas, setting a new career high in goals with nine and recording five assists. He has played in 295 career NHL games over six seasons, tallying 69 points (29g, 40a).

The native of Minneapolis, MN spent the 2007-08 season in the AHL with the Iowa Stars where he was named the MVP of the club, collecting 51 points (21g, 30a) in 63 games. He was also named MVP of the Iowa Stars in 2005-06. Petersen played 138 games over four years at Colorado College, recording 59 goals and 69 assists. He was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team his freshman year after notching 38 points (17g, 21a) in 40 games.

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