With a very busy week coming to a close, the Dallas Stars finalized a pair of contracts on Friday, one for next season and one for beyond.
In terms of next season, the Stars announced that center Tom Wandell accepted the team's qualifying offer of a one-year, one-way contract worth $892,500 next season. Wandell, 25, scored six goals and added nine assists last season in a mostly lower-line role. He will likely continue to be a bottom six player with the additions of Derek Roy, Ray Whitney and Jaromir Jagr this week.
Looking to the future, the Stars also agreed with first round draft pick Radek Faksa on a three-year entry level contract. Exact terms of the deal were not announced, but the Stars called the deal "standard" in the release announcing the move.
Faksa is currently participating in the team's development camp in Frisco. He is the first member of this year's draft class to sign a contract with the Stars.
To read the official releases on the moves, check out after the jump.
TOM WANDELL ACCEPTS QUALIFYING OFFER FROM DALLAS STARS
Frisco, TX - The Dallas Stars announced today that Tom Wandell has accepted the club's qualifying offer for a one-year, one-way contract ($892,500).
Wandell, 25, skated in 72 games during the 2011-12 season for Dallas, notching six goals and nine assists for 15 points. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound center from Sodertalje, Sweden has appeared in 211 career NHL games (all with Dallas) and has recorded 19 goals and 23 assists for 42 points.
DALLAS STARS SIGN 2012 FIRST-ROUND PICK RADEK FAKSA TO THREE-YEAR ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
FRISCO, Texas – The Dallas Stars have signed centerRadek Faksa (RHAD-ehk FOX-uh), the club’s 2012 first-round draft pick to a standard three-year entry-level contract.
Faksa, 18 (born Jan. 9, 1994 in Vitkov, Czech Republic), was selected by Dallas No. 13 overall in the 2012 NHL Draft on June 22 in Pittsburgh. He is currently participating in the Stars’ annual Summer Development Camp, which runs from July 5-12 at the club’s Frisco practice facility.
Faksa spent the 2011-12 season with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League, leading all OHL rookies in goals (29), assists (37), points (66), game-winning goals (6) and plus/minus (+19). The 6-3, 202-pound center represented the Czech Republic at the 2012 World Junior Championship, recording two goals in six games to help the Czech Republic finish in fifth place. He also played for the Czech Republic at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships and the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
Ranked as the No. 7 North American skater by Central Scouting leading up to the 2012 NHL Draft, Faksa lived in a hotel for five years while playing for Trinec, which is roughly 50 miles southeast of his hometown. His mother is a former figure skater, and taught him to skate at the age of three. His older brother, Martin, was a defenseman, and his uncle, Stanislav Pavelec, played in Czech pro leagues for seven years.