NHL franchise the Dallas Stars decided to put an old school video game twist on giving one of its players a new contract extension.

Tyler Sequin was one of the Stars top players last year. Scoring 40 goals and having 38 assists in 82 games played was rewarded an eight-year contract extension worth $9.85 million per year. But how the team announced it was in a very unique way.

Using the classic Nintendo video game Super Mario Brothers. Replacing Mario with the 26-year-old Sequin, making him go through the game and knocking off other NHL teams with a slap shot is pretty cool. At the end of the game after his bearded character scores a goal, the team president and mascot welcome him with his new contract saying that his quest is over. With this new deal, he will be in Dallas uniform until the 2026 season. Who says classic video games are dead. They are just used for new contracts for professional athletes. It's still pretty cool in my book.

Source: UPI.com