Stars sign forward Justin Dowling to two-year deal

Nov 10, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Dallas Stars center Justin Dowling (37) controls the puck against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Dallas Stars won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill announced on Monday that the team had come to terms with forward Justin Dowling.  The contract is a two-year, two way deal.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

From the teams press release:

Dowling, 26, made his NHL debut for the Stars this season, finishing with two assists in nine games played. He also registered 28 points (8-20=28) in 49 games played for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2016-17.

The seven-year professional has amassed 207 points (73-134=207) in 308 career AHL regular season games with Texas and Abbotsford. He has added 21 points in 30 career Calder Cup Playoff contests, all with Texas, including 14 points (4-10=14) in 14 games during the Stars 2014 Calder Cup championship season.

“Justin proved his value for our organization at both the NHL and AHL levels this past season,” stated Nill. “He is a smart player with speed, and the depth that he provides to our forward group is important.”

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound native of Cochrane, Alberta was originally undrafted and signed by Dallas as a free agent on March 26, 2014.