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Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Joel Hanley to Two-Year Contract Extension

February 20, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Texas Stars News Release

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has signed defenseman Joel Hanley to a two-year, two-way contract extension, which will run through the 2020-21 season.

Hanley, 27, has appeared in 16 NHL games with Dallas this season, recording nine shots on goal, 16 blocked shots, 16 hits and an average time on ice per game of 13:42. The defenseman has also registered 13 points (2-11=13) in 36 games with the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Hanley is tied for third on Texas with a +7 plus/minus rating so far in 2018-19.

Hanley has recorded six points (0-6=6) in 38 career regular-season NHL contests with Montreal, Arizona and Dallas. The blueliner has also earned 90 points (13-77=90) and a +40 rating in 295 career AHL regular-season games with Portland, St. John's, Tucson and Texas. Additionally, Hanley has skated in 18 career games in the Calder Cup Playoffs, recording five points (0-5=5).

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound native of Keswick, Ontario was originally undrafted and was signed by Dallas as a free agent on July 1, 2018.

The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars, and travel to Allstate Arena for their second morning game of the season against the Chicago Wolves, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. Full-season, 24-game and 12-game ticket packages for the 2018-19 campaign are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit

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