FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars
announced today that the club has re-signed right wing Krys Barch
to a two-year deal worth $1.15 million ($575,000 each season) through the 2009-10 season. Barch’s current contract was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2007-08 season.
“Krys has done a solid job in his role on our hockey club and we are glad to bring him back for the next two years,” said Co-General Manager Les Jackson. “He is a hard-nosed player who plays with an edge and gives us everything he has each shift.”
Barch, 27, has appeared in 34 games with Dallas this season, recording one goal and two assists for three points with 78 penalty minutes. His 78 penalty minutes rank second on the club. Last season, he appeared in 26 games with the Stars, registering three goals and two assists for five points with 107 penalty minutes. Two of his three goals proved to be game-winners during his first career NHL season. The 6-2, 200-pound right wing collected his first career multi-point game on Feb. 23 vs. Anaheim (1-1-2). He also appeared in 31 games with Iowa last season, recording three goals and five assists for eight points with 110 penalty minutes.
Originally signed as a free agent by the Stars on July 18, 2006, Barch skated in 43 games for Iowa in 2005-06, recording seven goals and six assists for 13 points, to go along with a team-high 129 penalty minutes. He also appeared in all seven of Iowa’s Calder Cup Playoff games, posting an assist and 27 penalty minutes.
The native of Guelph, Ont., has appeared in 224 career AHL games over parts of seven seasons, notching 25 goals and 41 assists for 66 points with 444 penalty minutes. He was originally drafted by Washington in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.