Dallas closing in on long-term extension for defenseman Miro Heiskanen

Published July 17, 2021 at 12:50

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Dallas Stars are close to locking up defenceman Miro Heiskanen to an eight-year contract worth more than $8 million per season.

The 21-year-old from Espoo, Finland just completed his third NHL season and was set to become a restricted free agent on July 28th. In 55 games this season, he had 27 points (8 G, 19 A), 12 penalty minutes, and was a -9.

Heiskanen is one of the brightest young stars in the game and, while the deal is rich, it closes the door on any possible offer sheet scenario and locks up a key young piece long-term in Dallas.

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