Barch will make $575,000 in each of the next two seasons after
his current contract expires.
The 27-year-old enforcer is second on the Stars with 78 penalty
minutes in 34 games this season. He has a goal and two assists. As
a rookie last season, Barch racked up 107 penalty minutes in just
26 games, but also had three goals and two assists.
"He is a hard-nosed player who plays with an edge and gives us
everything he has each shift," co-general manager Les Jackson
Barch was a minor league journeyman for seven seasons after
getting drafted by Washington in 1998. He signed with the Stars as
a free agent in 2006.