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Stars re-sign Ott to two-year deal

Tuesday, 04.29.2008 / 9:00 PM / News
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Stars re-sign Ott to two-year deal

DALLAS STARS RE-SIGN OTT TO A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT
Center Notched Career Highs in Goals And Tied Career-High in Points in ‘07-08


FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has re-signed center Steve Ott to a two-year contract worth $2.85 million ($1.35 million in ’08-09 and $1.5 million in ’09-10) through the 2009-10 season. Ott’s current contract was set to expire on June 30, 2008.

Steve Ott has done a great job of earning this contract and we are very pleased to have him secure in Dallas for the next two years,” said Co-General Manager Les Jackson. “He has developed into a valuable piece in our team chemistry and he brings a solid work ethic to our hockey club day in and day out.”

Ott, 25, set a new career high in goals (11) this season and tied his career-high of 22 points. He led the team in faceoff percentage (183-311, 58.8%) and penalty minutes (147), and ranked third in hits (182). In the first eight games of this playoff run, he has collected two goals, including a game-winner in Game One of the first round at Anaheim.

Dallas’ first round pick (No. 25 overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft, Ott has appeared in 273 career NHL games and has recorded 67 points (21 goals and 46 assists) with 543 penalty minutes. He has also skated in 24 Stanley Cup Playoff games for the club, notching three goals and one assist for four points.

Ott spent the 2004-05 season with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, registering 18 goals and 21 assists for 39 points with 279 PIM. Among team leaders, he ranked first in penalty minutes, fourth in goals and fifth in points.

Ott had a decorated career with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League from 1999-2002, posting 116 goals and 121 assists for 237 points with 472 PIM in 174 career junior contests. His 50 goals for Windsor in 2000-01 placed him second in the OHL, and he twice skated for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships, winning a silver medal in 2002 and a bronze in 2001.


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