Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill revealed today that the club has signed forward Ryan Garbutt to a three-year, $1.8 million contract extension.
Ryan Jonathan Garbutt is a Canadian professional ice hockey player – currently playing for the Dallas Stars in the NHL. In his third National Hockey League season, Garbutt has already reached career highs in matches played (46), goals (10), assists (eight), points (18) and penalty minutes (61).
According to the sources – “Ryan has shown that he is an effective, hard-hitting forward that plays the game with a great deal of speed and tenacity,” Dallas general manager Jim Nill said. “Over the course of the season, he has earned the trust of his coaching staff and has played himself into a role where we ask him to play against our opponent’s top players on a nightly basis. It’s a great credit to the work he has put in and we’re excited to have him signed.”
Garbutt (28-year-old), signed with the Stars as an undrafted free agent on July 1, 2011. He has career totals of 15 goals, 31 points and 115 penalty minutes in 102 games. Earlier – 0n July 16, 2012, the Stars re-signed Garbutt to a one-way, 2-year deal worth $1.15M.