Dallas Stars’ General Manager Jim Nill announced today that Adam Cracknell has been re-signed to a one year, $675,000 contract extension.
Cracknell came to the Stars via free agency and was signed to a one year, two-way deal on July 3, 2016. Though it was expected he’d spend some time in Cedar Park, the veteran forward has spent the entire season with the big club in Dallas and has been a much needed possession driver on the third and fourth line.
In the announcement, Nill had this to say about Cracknell’s fit with the Stars:
"Adam stepped into our lineup this season and established himself as a valuable member of our team," said Nill. "He plays a heavy, physical game and has been steady and reliable for us all season long." (NHL)
Incidentally, the father/mentor trip the Stars just hosted was Cracknell’s first in the NHL, as he’d never spent a full season with one team before. It seems he just needed the right fit.