Saturday, July 17, 2021 9:59 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have signed standout young defenseman Miro Heiskanen to an eight-year contract worth $67.6 million. The deal is among the most expensive for a defenseman with an annual salary cap hit of $8.45 million through 2028-29. The Stars also traded forward Jason Dickinson to Vancouver for a 2021 third-round pick before rosters had to be set for the Seattle expansion draft. Heiskanen had 27 points last season and ranked ninth in the league in ice time at just under 25 minutes a game. The deal comes a day before the Finn's 22nd birthday.