Stars sign forward Roope Hintz to $9.45 million, 3-year deal

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St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo is checked by Dallas Stars' Roope Hintz (24), of Finland, during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have signed restricted free agent forward Roope Hintz to a $9.45 million, three-year contract. Hintz had 19 goals and 14 assists in 60 games during the regular season for the Western Conference champions. He had two goals and 11 assists in 25 playoff games before missing the last two games of the Stanley Cup Final because of injuries. Hintz was already playing with a fractured ankle when he was tripped into the boards during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against Tampa Bay and suffered a hip injury. The Stars lost to the Lightning in six games.