STARS RE-SIGN RITCHIE FOR 2 YEARS, $3.5M
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.
Minnesota Wild right wings Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter, both restricted free agents, have filed for salary arbitration.