The Dallas Stars shored up their minor-league goaltending on Thursday afternoon by re-signing prospect Maxime Lagace to a one-year contract extension.
Lagace was a restricted free agent who was qualified by the team on Monday along with Matej Stransky, Valeri Nichushkin and Jamie Oleksiak.He had an NHL salary of $575,000, which means his NHL qualifying offer would have been $632,500.
Terms of the contract were not announced (though they should be available on General Fanager and the like shortly), but with Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi written in ink in Dallas, it seems highly likely this is a two-way deal.
An undrafted free agent who has been in the Dallas system since 2012, Lagace posted a 19-10-3 record for the AHL's Texas Stars in the regular season last year with a 0.913 save percentage and 2.90 goals against average. At one point over the winter, he won 11 consecutive starts.