Stars sign restricted free agent Gemel Smith to $720K deal

Apr 3, 2018; San Jose, CA, USA; Dallas Stars center Gemel Smith (46) controls the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the third period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have re-signed restricted free agent center Gemel Smith to a $720,000, one-year contract.

Smith has played in parts of the last two NHL seasons with the Stars. He was their fourth-round draft pick in 2012.

Dallas announced the deal Friday.

The 24-year-old Smith had six goals and five assists in 46 games last season. His six goals came on 42 shots.

In his NHL debut in 2016-17, Smith had three goals and three assists in 17 games. Smith has 35 goals and 51 assists in 186 games for the Texas Stars in the American Hockey League.