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    Stars Defenseman Esa Lindell Signs New $34.8M, 6-Year Contract
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    DALLAS, TEXAS - APRIL 02: Esa Lindell #23 of the Dallas Stars celebrates a goal in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at American Airlines Center on April 02, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell has signed a $34.8 million, six-year contract that will run through the 2024-25 season.

    The deal with an average value of $5.8 million per year was announced Thursday, a week before Lindell's 25th birthday. The 6-foot-3 Finn was a restricted free agent.

    Lindell had a plus-14 rating and a team-high 161 blocked shots during the season for the Stars, who made it to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs before a Game 7 loss at St. Louis. He had 11 goals and 21 assists, and was second on the team with nearly 24 1/2 minutes per game on the ice.

    A third-round pick by the Stars in the 2012 draft, Lindell has 24 goals and 53 assists with 412 blocked shots in 239 games.

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