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7/25/2006 6:42:45 PM

FRISCO, Texas (Ticker) - The Dallas Stars signed general manager Doug Armstrong to a three-year contract extension on Tuesday.

Armstrong had two years left on his deal and is now locked up through the 2010-11 season.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Armstrong, 41, served nine years as an assistant general manager under Bob Gainey before being promoted to GM in January 2002.

Over Armstrong's tenure as GM, Dallas has earned the third-most points (320) and the third-most wins (140) in the NHL. Only Detroit and Ottawa have more points and wins.

"We've won seven division titles in the last nine years and have made the playoffs in 10 of the 12 seasons that the Stars have been in Dallas," Stars owner Tom Hicks said. "A big reason for that success comes from the stability among top management of the organization, which started with Bob Gainey and has continued with Doug Armstrong."

Dallas won the Pacific Division title and finished second in the Western Conference with 112 points last season, but lost in the conference quarterfinals to the seventh-seeded Colorado Avalanche, four games to one.

In the offseason, Armstrong acquired center Patrik Stefan and defenseman Jaroslav Modry from Atlanta for center Niko Kapanen, obtained defenseman Darryl Sydor from Tampa Bay for a draft pick and signed centers Eric Lindros and Jeff Halpern and right wing Matthew Barnaby.

"Doug has done an outstanding job in maintaining a level of excellence and has built a competitive roster over the last two summers in the new salary cap era," Hicks said.

The Stars on Tuesday also signed assistant general manager Les Jackson to a four-year contract.
 
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