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Johnny Oduya | Defenseman | #47

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 7 (221) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Johnny Oduya recorded an assist in Game 7 versus St. Louis on Wednesday night.
He helped set up the Stars' lone goal of the game when Patrick Eaves scored in the third period. Oduya had a minus-2 rating in 18:37 of ice time in the Stars' 6-1 loss to the Blues. He contributed three points in 13 playoff contests. May 12 - 8:00 AM

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Johnny Oduya finally found his way on to the score sheet in Friday's 5-4 overtime Game 5 loss to Minnesota.

Oduya picked up his first goal and point of the postseason, cutting Minnesota's lead to 2-1 late in the first period. For his career the veteran defender now has 26 points in 94 career playoff games.
Apr 23 - 1:05 AM

Johnny Oduya has four goals and 15 points in 50 games going into the All-Star break.

Oduya isn't known for his offensive contributions, but he's been a decent contributor in that regard in 2015-16. At this rate he'll finish with 24 points, which would be his best showing since 2008-2009. He also has 104 blocked shots and averages 20:11 minutes of ice time.
Jan 29 - 12:09 PM

Johnny Oduya scored a shorthanded goal during the Stars' 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Oduya has four goals and 11 points in 32 games this season. It was his first shorthanded goal in more than six years. Oduya has scored on a whopping 16 per cent of his shots this season.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:07:00 AM

Johnny Oduya produced a goal and an assist on Tuesday in his second multi-point effort of the season.

He has generated eight points in 28 games this campaign. Oduya, who isn't known for his offensive contributions, has been credited with just 22 shots.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 09:36:00 AM

Johnny Oduya earned an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Vancouver.

Oduya isn't known for offense, but he has one goal and two points in 10 games this season. He has amassed 18 blocks and he has averaged 19:45 of ice time so far with his new team.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 09:55:00 AM

Stars GM Jim Nill thinks his team's young players will benefit from being around two-time Stanley Cup champion Johnny Oduya.

"I grew up in the Detroit organization. To win, you have to know how to win," Nill said. "It's a process. Our core is young, they’re going to be like sponges, they’re going to feed off this." Of course, before signing Oduya to a two-year, $7.5 million contract, Nill acquired his former and once again current teammate, Patrick Sharp, from Chicago. Sharp was part of all three of Chicago's recent Stanley Cup championships and played a key role in the Blackhawks' rise in the salary cap era. With both of them on the roster, Dallas is certainly a much more experienced team.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Johnny Oduya has inked a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Dallas Stars.

Oduya had been waiting to see if Chicago would clear the cap space necessary to re-sign him, but that never happened. Dallas is a logical fit for Oduya after they traded Trevor Daley to the Blackhawks to acquire Oduya's former and now once again current teammate, Patrick Sharp. He's a defensive defenseman and therefore a non-factor in standard fantasy leagues, but he should log about 20 minutes per game for Dallas.
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 11:08:00 AM

Johnny Oduya's agent has confirmed that his client will not be re-signing with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago never cleared the cap space necessary to re-sign Oduya and instead acquired Trevor Daley in the Patrick Sharp deal. Oduya will likely accept a contract with a different franchise within the next week. The Buffalo Sabres have been openly pursuing him.
Source: CSN Chicago
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 09:53:00 AM

Johnny Oduya is considered a top target for the Sabres.

General manager Tim Murray is seeking a left-handed shooting defenseman. "He hasn’t signed anywhere yet, so I haven’t moved on," said Murray. "We’ve looked at everybody we feel are going to need waivers. We’re still talking trades with teams. We’re still talking about a couple guys that are still out there, but there’s no hurry." Oduya would like to remain with the Blackhawks but their salary-cap situation is limiting them right now.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Johnny Oduya has not closed the door on re-signing with the Blackhawks.

Chicago acquired Trevor Daley in Friday’s deal that sent Patrick Sharp to the Stars, meaning the defense has grown slightly more crowded. Don Meehan, Oduya’s agent, said that the blueliner is "considering a number of options." General manager Stan Bowman also said Friday that he will "not rule anything out or rule it in." The Blackhawks have slightly less than $1 million in cap space right now, so another trade to give them maneuverability would need to be made if Oduya stays.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 03:04:00 PM

After acquiring Trevor Daley from the Dallas Stars last night, it may be difficult for the Chicago Blackhawks to bring back Johnny Oduya.

Oduya was exceptional in the postseason for the Blackhawks, and the belief was that they were trying to clear some cap space so that they could bring him back next year. Now that Trevor Daley has been added to the fold, it appears as though Oduya may not be able to return to Chicago but General Manager Stan Bowman didn't completely shut the door on that. "I’m not going to rule anything out or in. It’s still sort of a fluid situation and there are a lot of factors at play," Bowman said. "We’re getting closer to a point where we can say, ‘This is our team,’ but we’re not there yet. There have been some discussions on different things, but I can’t characterize it as more than that."
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 09:26:00 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are trying to bring back veteran defenseman Johnny Oduya.

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman made it clear on Friday, "We would like to try to bring him back; we have financial hurdles we’re working through." Now entering his age-34 season, Oduya is coming off a cap hit of $3.375M over the last three seasons and the Blackhawks are currently about $418K over the cap. It remains to be seen if Bowman can work his magic, or if Oduya will find work elsewhere.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 08:08:00 PM

Johnny Oduya said that he suffered a tear in his left elbow during Game 3 against Tampa Bay, he didn't miss a game.

In fact, Oduya played in all 23 games for Chicago in their Stanley Cup victory. "I didn't really have any power in my triceps, but other than that, I felt good the last few games here, so it was no issue, really," Oduya said of the injury. The 33 year old defender, who is not known for his offensive prowess, is an UFA this summer. He is coming off a cap hit of $3.375 and his second Cup with Chicago.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 07:14:00 PM

Johnny Oduya not only played in Game 4, but he saw the second most ice time on the team.

He logged 25:45 of playing time Wednesday night despite seeing reduced minutes in Game 3 on Monday night because of an upper-body injury. Oduya didn't look 100 percent but he played a strong game. He was credited with five blocks and one hit to go with a plus-1 rating in Chicago's 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay.
Source: CSN Chicago
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 10:48:00 AM

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