Smith gets two-year extension from Stars

Updated: February 7, 2007, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press

Mike Smith

DALLAS -- Mike Smith has signed a two-year deal worth nearly $2 million that will keep him under contract with the Dallas Stars through the 2008-09 season, general manager Doug Armstrong said Wednesday.

The goaltender, who would have become an unrestricted free agent when his current contract expires June 30, will make $950,000 per year.

Smith is the first goaltender in team history to record a shutout in his debut. Overall, he has appeared in 12 games this season as a backup to Marty Turco, allowing 2.16 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.

"Mike has developed into a solid goaltender," Armstrong said. "He has great chemistry with Marty Turco and adds excellent qualities to our organization."

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