STARS RE-SIGN RITCHIE FOR 2 YEARS, $3.5M

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - The As­so­ci­ated Press

DAL­LAS» The Dal­las Stars have re-signed for­ward Brett Ritchie to a $3.5 mil­lion, two-year con­tract.

Ritchie had 16 goals and eight as­sists in 78 games last sea­son, with a team-best rat­ing of plus11. The 24-year-old right winger has ap­peared in 117 games over three sea­sons with the Stars and played in two games dur­ing the 2016 play­offs.

A se­cond-round draft pick by Dal­las in 2011, Ritchie also has ex­pe­ri­ence with Cana­dian ju­nior na­tional teams.

Gen­eral man­ager Jim Nill says Ritchie “has just scratched the sur­face in re­gards to his abil­ity.” Ritchie tied for the Dal­las lead with 15 even-strength goals.

Grubauer, Caps agree to deal.

AR­LING­TON, VA.» Backup goal­tender Philipp Grubauer has agreed to a $1.5 mil­lion, one-year con­tract with the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals.

The team an­nounced that it had re-signed its last re­main­ing re­stricted free agent.

The 25-year-old Ger­man went 13-6-2 with a 2.04 goals-against av­er­age, .926 save per­cent­age and three shutouts in 24 games with Wash­ing­ton last sea­son.

Kings re-sign Shore.

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF.» For­ward Nick Shore has re-signed with the Los Angeles Kings, agree­ing to a one-year deal for $925,000.

Shore has spent the past two sea­sons as a reg­u­lar with the Kings, who drafted him in the third round in 2011. He set ca­reer highs last sea­son with six goals and 11 as­sists in 70 games.

De­fense­man Kevin Gravel is Los Angeles’ only sig­nif­i­cant re­stricted free agent still un­signed. Gravel chose salary ar­bi­tra­tion on Wed­nes­day.

Foot­notes.

Min­nesota Wild right wings Mikael Gran­lund and Nino Nieder­re­iter, both re­stricted free agents, have filed for salary ar­bi­tra­tion.

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