The Dallas Stars re-signed forward Joel Kiviranta on Saturday, giving a $2.1 million, two-year contract to one of their playoff standouts from a run to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final.
Kiviranta will bring depth up front for Dallas after scoring a career-high 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 26 games in his first full season in 2021.
After registering one point in 11 regular-season games as a rookie in the pandemic-interrupted 2019-20 season, Kiviranta scored five goals in 14 games in the playoff bubble.
The rookie's first career hat trick included the overtime winner in Game 7 of the second round against Colorado. Dallas lost to Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Final.
The 25-year-old Kiviranta has 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 37 regular-season games. He has 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) in 48 career AHL games.
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Kiviranta helped Finland win the gold medal at the 2019 world championships. He signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent the same year.
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