Wandell Signed To 2-Year Contract Extension
Thursday, 04.1.2010 / 11:16 AM CT / News
By Dallas Stars Staff
Frisco, Tex. – Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that the hockey club has signed center Tom Wandell to a two-year contract extension worth $1.55 million ($700,000 first year, 850,000 second year). This extension puts Wandell under contract through the 2011-12 season.
Wandell, 23, played in 50 games for Dallas this season before ending his 2009-10 campaign with a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered January 21st at Vancouver. Before the injury Wandell was ranked tied for 15th in rookie scoring with five goals (three game-winners) and 10 assists. He ranked fourth among rookies in takeaways (31) and led all Dallas forwards in short handed ice time (1:37 mins) at the time. The 6-1, 195-pound center played 14 games for Dallas last season, collecting a goal and two assists.
The native of Sodertalje, Sweden spent most of 2008-09 with Timra IK of the Swedish Elite League. He led the club in assists (26) and plus/minus (+15) and was ranked second in points (41) through 51 games. He was Dallas’ fifth-round selection (146th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
The Dallas Stars will face the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow night at 7:30 CT (TV: Fox Sports Southwest, Radio: Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket).