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Stars sign Ryan Garbutt to 3-year, $5.4M US extension

The Dallas Stars have signed forward Ryan Garbutt to a three-year, $5.4 million contract extension. Garbutt has a career-high 18 points with 10 goals and eight assists in 46 games this season. He is third on the team in hits with 81 and fourth in shots with 105.

Forward has a career-high 18 points this season

Jan 14, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Ryan Garbutt (16) celebrates center Cody Eakin (not pictured) goal against Edmonton Oilers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (not pictured) during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Garbutt also scores a goal in the first period Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports - RTX17EJZ (USA Today Sports)

The Dallas Stars have signed forward Ryan Garbutt to a three-year, $5.4 million US contract extension.

Garbutt has a career-high 18 points with 10 goals and eight assists in 46 games this season. He is third on the team in hits with 81 and fourth in shots with 105.

The 28-year-old Garbutt has 31 points in 102 games over three seasons for the Stars. He signed with Dallas as a free agent in 2011.

Stars general manager Jim Nill said Wednesday that Garbutt "has played himself into a role where we ask him to play against our opponent's top players on a nightly basis."

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