Player News - Stars

Date: Team: Pos:

The Dallas Stars selected Adam Mascherin with the 100th pick of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Mascherin was originally taken with the 38th overall pick in 2016 by the Florida Panthers, but he chose not to sign with them so he re-entered the draft pool. He had 40 goals and 86 points in 67 OHL games in 2017-18.
Jun 23 - 5:51 PM

Ty Dellandrea has been chosen by the Dallas Stars with the 13th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Dellandrea's offensive numbers don’t jump off the page (27 goals and 59 points in 67 games) in draft-eligible season with OHL Flint, but the Firebirds were one of the worst offensive junior teams in the country. The 17-year-old went on to play for Team Canada at the Under-18 World Junior Hockey Championship, and he picked up two goals and three assists in five tournament games. It's hard to get a read on how good Dellandrea could be because he hasn't been surrounded by a lot of talent at the junior level.
Jun 22 - 9:02 PM

Stephen Johns has signed a three-year, $7.05 million contract extension with the Dallas Stars.

Johns eight goals and 15 points in 75 games last season. The blueliner also averaged 17:33 minutes per game and accumulated 201 hits and 155 blocked shots. The 26-year-old is coming off a two-year, $1.45 million contract.
Jun 22 - 6:47 PM

The Dallas Stars have hired Rick Bowness to serve as an assistant coach.

Dallas also announced that assistant coach Stu Barnes, goaltending coach Jeff Reese, and video coach Kelly Forbes will all remain at their posts under new bench boss Jim Montgomery. Todd Nelson had also been previously hired to serve as an assistant coach. As for Bowness, he'll bring with him an extensive resume. The 63-year-old started his coaching career in 1982-83 and spent the previous five seasons as an assistant/associate coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning. "We are thrilled to have Rick come aboard and join our staff," Montgomery said. "Rick's familiarity not only with the NHL, but the game of hockey as a whole, will be a tremendous asset for our staff and our players. He has proven himself to be one of the best in the game and we couldn't be more excited to add him to the team."
Source: NHL.com
Jun 22 - 5:28 PM

The Dallas Stars plan on signing Valeri Nichushkin to a two-year contract, per Stars GM Jim Nill.

Dallas can't do so until July 1 though. Nichushkin was taken by Dallas with the 10th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded 29 points in 79 contests in 2015-16, but spent the last two seasons in the KHL. In 2017-18, he had 16 goals and 27 points in 50 games.
Jun 21 - 8:23 PM

The Dallas Stars reportedly won't buyout the final season of Jason Spezza's contract.

Spezza is coming off a rough season where he had eight goals and 26 points in 78 contests. That's terrible value for a player with a $7.5 million cap hit, but perhaps he can rebound to some extent next season.
Jun 15 - 1:08 PM

Justin Dowling earned a pair of assists in Texas' 5-2 win over Toronto on Tuesday night in Game 6 of the Calder Cup Final.

Dowling, who skates on the team's top line, set up goals by Curtis McKenzie and Travis Morin in the second period and the Stars never looked back. Texas and the Marlies will play Game 7 on Thursday night in Toronto.
Source: TheAHL.com
Jun 13 - 9:46 AM

Riley Tufte will attend Dallas' development camp from June 25-29.

The schedule for the event can be viewed by clicking the source link. Goaltending prospects Jake Oettinger and Colton Point are also expected to be there. A final roster is set to be determined after the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Jun 12 - 1:47 PM

Roope Hintz has benefited from Texas' playoff run to the Calder Cup Final.

"That's the best experience you can get," Hintz said. "The season has been going in a good way, learning the small ice and the game here." Coach Derek Laxdal believes the benefits will show up in the fall at Dallas' training camp. Hintz has produced four goals and 12 points in 20 playoff games after he had 35 points (20 goals, 15 assists) in 70 appearances during the regular season.
Jun 11 - 12:54 PM

Valeri Nichushkin's agent, Mark Gandler, declined to comment on his client's reported two-year deal with the Dallas Stars.

That isn't surprising because nothing can become official until July 1. Gandler was confident a couple of weeks ago that the two sides would be able to agree to terms on a contract. We won't have to wait long for confirmation on this, but it's likely that Nichushkin will be back with Dallas in 2018-19.
Jun 10 - 3:13 PM

According to reports out of Russia, Valeri Nichushkin has a two-year deal in place with the Dallas Stars.

Nichushkin's new contract can't become official until July 1. He has spent the last two seasons in the KHL. Nichushkin has 23 goals and 64 points in 166 career NHL appearances.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 8 - 4:37 PM

Curtis McKenzie has racked up eight goals and 17 points in 17 games during the Texas Stars' playoff run.

The 27-year-old played 53 games in the NHL last season, but he suited up in just seven contests with Dallas in 2017-18 (he spent most of the year in the AHL). McKenzie is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, so there's a chance that another team could be willing to add him as a depth piece at that point. Before he hits the market though, he and his team are competing against the Toronto Marlies in the Calder Cup Final.
Jun 5 - 8:19 PM

Gavin Bayreuther netted the game-winning goal in Texas' 2-1 victory over the Toronto Marlies on Sunday in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Final.

Bayreuther broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period on a Stars' power play. The rookie defender has two goals and five assists in 17 playoff games. Curtis McKenzie had Texas' other goal in the contest. The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1 with Games 3, 4 and 5 set to be hosted by the Stars.
Source: TheAHL.com
Jun 4 - 10:14 AM

Adam Mascherin will re-enter the draft later this month.

There was a report in March that Mascherin told the Panthers he wouldn't be signing with the team. Florida was not able to trade his rights to another club before the June 1 deadline. Mascherin, who was the 38th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, notched 40 goals and 86 points in 67 games for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL last season.
Jun 3 - 10:44 AM

The Dallas Stars have officially hired Todd Nelson to serve as an assistant coach.

Nelson will be joining new head coach Jim Montgomery's staff after spending three seasons as the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins' bench boss. He also served as the head coach for the Edmonton Oilers in 2014-15. "Todd is going to make a great addition to our staff," Montgomery said. "Todd's track record of success at various levels speaks to the connection he has with, and the investment he makes in, his players. Never afraid to think outside the box, his creativity lends itself to his imaginative and original view of the game that we are happy to bring to our team."
Source: NHL.com
May 31 - 11:52 AM


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