Player News - Stars

Date: Team: Pos:

Travis Morin has signed a one-year deal with AHL Texas.

Morin was never able to establish himself in the NHL, but he's become a central part of Texas' squad. He's the team captain and scored 21 goals and 55 points in 72 AHL contests this season.
May 19 - 2:48 PM

John Nyberg has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars.

Nyberg had seven goals and 15 points in 49 Swedish league games this season. That put him in a tie for sixth place in the Swedish goal scoring race among defensemen. Dallas took him with the 165th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: NHL.com
May 18 - 5:53 PM

Antoine Roussel tallied a hat trick and added an assist in a 4-1 win over Slovenia on Monday at the World Hockey Championship.

The tournament is over for France, but it was a strong showing for Roussel. He generated six goals and eight points in seven contests.
May 15 - 4:59 PM

Ben Bishop believes he's a perfect fit for the Dallas Stars.

After trading for his rights earlier in the week, the Stars signed Bishop to a six-year, $29.5 million contract on Friday. "I'm happy with the team, I'm excited about what we can do, and I wanted to get it done," said Bishop. "I think this is a good fit, and I'm ready to go right now. I just like everything that I see there. I honestly can't wait to get down there and start working out and then get the season started. I'm ready to go." Bishop will go into next season as the undisputed number one goalie.
May 13 - 10:47 AM

The Dallas Stars and Ben Bishop have agreed to a six-year, $29.5 million contract.

That's a substantial commitment given that Bishop is coming off a somewhat rough campaign where he posted a 2.54 GAA and .910 save percentage in 39 games. At the same time, Bishop was a Vezina Trophy finalist in 2014 and 2016, so that deal could end up paying off handsomely for the Stars. The Stars need to do something with their goaltending situation as Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi are both signed for 2017-18 with a combined cap hit of $10.4 million.
May 12 - 11:34 AM

Ben Bishop is excited to potentially join the Dallas Stars.

"I don't want to get ahead of myself, because I know we have the negotiating process to go through, but I'm excited," said Bishop, a Colorado native who played for the Texas Tornado in 2004-05. "I know the area down there, I graduated from Frisco High School, and I know how passionate the fans are there. I was just really excited to hear the news." He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but contract talks with the Stars are expected to start soon.
May 10 - 1:14 PM

Kari Lehtonen might end up being an expensive backup goalie if the Stars sign pending unrestricted free agent Ben Bishop.

If the Stars keep Lehtonen ($5.9 million in cap hit and $5 million in salary), use a buyout on Antti Niemi and sign Bishop to a deal that averages $6 million per season that could cost them $12.5 million. Dallas will probably explore trade options for Niemi and Lehtonen before exposing them in the expansion draft if Bishop signs a contract.
May 10 - 1:08 PM

Antti Niemi could be a buyout candidate for the Stars this off-season.

He has one season remaining on his contract at $4.5 million, which would mean a salary-cap hit of $1.5 million for two seasons. If the Stars can sign recently acquired netminder Ben Bishop then he will probably the one that the team protects in the expansion draft. If Dallas can't trade Niemi and the Golden Knights don't want him then a buyout seems likely.
May 10 - 1:03 PM

Stars GM Jim Nill plans to start talking contract with Ben Bishop and his representatives in the next few days.

Dallas acquired the rights to Bishop on Tuesday in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2017. If the two sides can agree to terms on a new deal and prevent Bishop from becoming an unrestricted free agent then he will be the team's number one goaltender in 2017-18.
May 9 - 5:59 PM

Dallas has acquired the rights to Ben Bishop from Los Angeles in exchange for a 2017 fourth-round pick.

The pick originally belonged to Montreal and it was obtained in the Jordie Benn trade. Bishop had an 18-15-5 record with Tampa Bay and Los Angeles in 2016-17. He posted a 2.54 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage in 39 appearances in what was a down year for him. Bishop was second in Vezina Trophy voting in 2015-16 and third in 2013-14. The Stars hope he can bring some much-needed stability to the team's crease situation next year if they get him signed to a contract. Bishop is eligible for unrestricted free agency on July 1.
May 9 - 5:39 PM

Justin Dowling inked a two-year, two-way deal with the Dallas Stars.

Dowling had two assists in nine games with Dallas in 2016-17. The 26-year-old also recorded eight goals and 28 points in 49 AHL contests.
Source: NHL.com
May 8 - 1:12 PM

If the Dallas Stars wanted to acquire a goaltender, the lead up to the expansion draft might be an ideal time for them.

Each team can only shield a single goaltender from the expansion draft, but between Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi, the Stars don't have a goaltender they should really want to protect. Instead they might be able to come to an agreement with a team like the Pittsburgh Penguins, who will likely lose a goaltender to Vegas in the expansion draft under the present set of conditions. While Pittsburgh is currently benefiting from the luxury of having Marc-Andre Fleury while Matt Murray is hurt, the Penguins might still trade one of the two goaltenders before the expansion draft on June 21 rather than losing one to Vegas in exchange for nothing. A team like Dallas, with a free slot to protect such a goaltender, could benefit from these circumstances.
May 8 - 9:56 AM

Antoine Roussel scored twice in France's 5-1 victory over Finland in the 2017 World Championships.

Roussel had 12 goals and 27 points in 60 games with Dallas in 2016-17. This is the second major upset of the 2017 World Championship with the other being Germany's 2-1 win over Team USA on the opening day. It's worth noting that France and Germany are the hosts of this year's tournament, with France's win on Sunday coming in Paris and Germany's victory against the States coming in Cologne.
May 7 - 1:12 PM

Cody Eakin or Antoine Roussel could end up being available for the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.

Eakin has proven to be a valuable center for the Stars, while playing up and down the lineup, so that could make Roussel the odd-man out even though he has some versatility as well. It's also possible that Dallas could shop both players and protect the one they don't trade.
May 5 - 10:20 AM

Roope Hintz has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars.

Hintz scored 19 goals and 30 points in 44 Swedish league games in 2016-17. He was taken with the 49th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: NHL.com
May 4 - 4:48 PM


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