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