Stars Rumors & News

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Tyler Seguin and Stars learn lessons from subpar season

    Sporting News "As he heads into his fifth season with the Dallas Stars, Tyler Seguin isn’t looking for a clean slate. The Stars (34-37-11) finished last season sixth in the Central Division – 15 points back of the Nashville Predators for the second wild card spot in the Western Conference. Their defence was..." September 15

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Hitchcock has game plan for Benn, Stars "Soon after he was hired as coach of the Dallas Stars on April 13, Ken Hitchcock had lunch with captain Jamie Benn on a hotel patio. It was hot. Really hot. "Smoking hot," Benn said. Still, they talked for two hours. "He's an intelligent man," Benn said. "He definitely knows what he wants..." September 11

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Spezza will have 'split duty role' for Stars "Jason Spezza will play a little at center and a little at left wing for the Dallas Stars this season, coach Ken Hitchcock told The Dallas Morning News this week. The Stars have a bit of a logjam at center on their scoring lines after signing Martin Hanzal as a free agent July 1. "To me,..." September 03

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Tyler Seguin wants Dallas Stars to have new team identity in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars were among the biggest disappointments in the NHL this past season. A 30-point drop in the standings from the year prior resulted in them missing the playoffs and seeking major upgrades in the off-season. “Last year, if you want to have excuses, I think we had them,” Stars..." August 21

  • Klingberg says Hitchcock can boost Stars defense "Count defenseman John Klingberg among those who are glad the Dallas Stars hired Ken Hitchcock as coach. Hitchcock, named coach of the Stars on April 13 after being fired by the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 1, will try to help Dallas get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after they did not qualify..." August 12

  • With a new deal in Dallas, Radulov must prove himself once again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Radulov returned from the KHL, had a productive season while exciting hockey fans in Montreal, and then cashed in on a long-term contract with the Dallas Stars. It was argued in February by Washington’s head coach Barry Trotz that Radulov was “maybe the best signing of the year,” which..." August 12

  • Dallas Stars Become First Team To Oppose Texas’ Proposed Bathroom Bill

    NESN "The Dallas Stars became the first professional sports team to publicly oppose Texas’ proposed “bathroom bill.” Texas governor Greg Abbot is trying to pass legislation that would undo city ordinances that protect transgender individuals’ right to use facilities that match their gender identity..." August 10

  • NHL to reassess hosting '18 draft in Dallas if bathroom bill becomes law

    Sportsnet "Many felt the National Hockey League only talked the talk, but backed down at crunch time, when Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf let loose a homophobic slur during Round 3 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs but was not suspended. Today, it appears the NHL may be heading towards a do-over on the lesbian,..." August 10

  • Dallas Stars become 1st Texas team opposing ‘bathroom bill’

    Fox Sports "The NHL’s Dallas Stars have become the first Texas professional sports franchise to officially oppose a ”bathroom bill” targeting transgender people. Team President James Lites said in a statement Wednesday that the Stars are ”strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as..." August 09

  • Tufte adept at shifting gears on road to Stars "Dallas Stars forward prospect Riley Tufte is used to making adjustments in his game with the hopes that it will lead him to the NHL. At Blaine High School in Blaine, Minnesota, Tufte was named Mr. Hockey as the top senior player in the state. He initially struggled as a freshman at the..." August 06

  • Stars re-sign Oleksiak to one-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars have brought back restricted free agent defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. The club announced on Friday that they have re-signed the 24-year-old Oleksiak for one year at $964,688. In 41 games with the Stars last season, Oleksiak scored five goals — including this beauty against the..." August 05

  • Dallas Stars named host for 2018 NHL Draft

    TSN "The Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL Draft at the American Airlines Center. It will take place over two days on June 22 and 23. Next summer will mark the first time the event has been in Dallas. The franchise turns 25 with the beginning of the 2017-18 season." July 30

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Stars' Nichushkin expected to return to NHL for 2018-19 season

    Sports Day "Valeri Nichushkin will play in Russia this season but is expected to return to the NHL for the 2018-19 season, his agent confirmed Friday in an email. Nichushkin signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2016 when he and the Stars could not come to terms on..." July 15

  • Stars' R.J. Umberger: Signs professional tryout

    CBS Sports "Umberger will join the Stars at training camp after agreeing to terms on a professional tryout agreement Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Following the 2015-16 campaign, Umberger was bought out of his contract and was unable to secure another gig." July 14

  • Gemel Smith inks extension with Dallas Stars

    Fanrag Sports "It was announced on Tuesday that the Dallas Stars have inked forward Gemel Smith to a one-year, two-way extension with the Central Division club, keeping him on board through the end of the 2017-18 NHL season. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Smith was drafted by the Stars with the 104th overall..." July 11

  • Stars re-sign forward Radek Faksa to three-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have re-signed forward Radek Faksa to a three-year, $6.6-million deal, the team announced Monday. Faksa had 12 goals and 33 points in 80 games as a sophomore this past season, and was a restricted free agent. “We’re thrilled to have Radek locked in for the next three seasons..." July 10

  • Stars won’t rush Heiskanen’s development, says Nill

    Sports Day "Miro Heiskanen is a rare player, as far as the Stars are concerned. He was the third overall selection in the 2017 draft, the highest for this organization since Mike Modano went first overall in 1988 to the Minnesota North Stars, and that means something. Despite not turning 18 until July 18,..." July 10

  • Dallas Stars sign Miro Heiskanen to a three-year entry level contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Miro Heiskanen to a three-year entry level contract. Heiskanen, 17, played for HIFK of the Finnish Elite League in 2016-17, compiling 10 points (5-5=10) in 37 regular season games, and three points (0-3=3)..." July 08

  • Stars re-sign forward Brett Ritchie to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have re-signed forward Brett Ritchie to a $3.5 million, two-year contract. Ritchie had 16 goals and eight assists in 78 games last season, with a team-best rating of plus-11. The 24-year-old right winger has appeared in 117 games over three seasons with the Stars and played in..." July 07

  • Hitch talks up Radulov-Seguin-Benn line in Dallas

    Pro Hockey Talk "Given it’s only July 5, talk of who will play on what lines next year is a tad premature. That said, it’s also kind of exciting. Especially in Dallas, where head coach Ken Hitchcock suddenly has a wealth of options at his disposal following the acquisitions of forwards Tyler Pitlick, Brian..." July 05

  • Alexander Radulov signs five-year deal with Dallas Stars

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have signed forward Alexander Radulov to a five-year contract worth $31.25 million. The 30-year-old right-winger scored 18 goals and added 36 assists in his return to the NHL last season. Radulov signed a one-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens after spending four seasons..." July 03

  • Tyler Seguin's Playmate Ex-GF Praises His Hotness ... Reshooting Her Shot?

    TMZ "It's time for NHL star Tyler Seguin to LISTEN UP ... your ridiculously hot Playboy Playmate ex still has the hots for you dude ... and she let TMZ Sports know when we got her out in Hollywood. We got Miss November 2011 Ciara Price hitting the town with some of her other Playmate friends..." July 03

  • Canadiens GM says 'there's no more negotiations' with reported Stars free agent target Alexander Radulov

    Sports Day "Alexander Radulov, who's reportedly being courted by the Stars, announced no decision on his future Sunday, but a top competitor vying for his services said it has made its final offer. "There's no more negotiations," Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Sunday, as reported by..." July 03

  • Dallas Stars re-sign defenseman Patrik Nemeth to a one-year contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Patrik Nemeth to a one-year, $945,000 contract. Nemeth, 25, posted three points (0-3=3) in a career-high 40 regular-season games for Dallas during 2016-17. He also matched his career-high with 47..." July 01

  • Penguins sign goaltender Antti Niemi

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins picked up a pair of players within the first 10 minutes of free agency starting Saturday. A pair of sources told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that defenseman Matt Hunwick and goaltender Antti Niemi will sign free agent contracts to join the Penguins. Hunwick’s deal is for three..." July 01

  • Dallas Stars sign forward Tyler Pitlick to a three-year contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Tyler Pitlick to a three-year, $3-million contract. Pitlick, 25, posted 11 points (8-3=11) in 31 games played for Edmonton in 2016-17. His eight goals marked a career-high and all came at even strength. He..." July 01

  • Martin Hanzal expected to land with Stars

    TSN "Veteran centre Martin Hanzal is expected to sign with the Dallas Stars once free agency opens today. Hanzal split last season between the Arizona Coyotes and Minnesota Wild and finished with a combined 20 goals and 19 assists in 71 games. After being acquired by the Wild ahead of the Trade..." July 01

  • Patrick Sharp returning to Blackhawks

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Blackhawks’ most pressing needs in free agency are on the blue line and down the middle, but when a three-time Stanley Cup champion, four-time 30-goal winger and longtime fan favorite is willing to sign on the cheap, it can be tough to pass up. Patrick Sharp never wanted to leave Chicago,..." July 01

  • Bruins have nothing to show for Tyler Seguin trade after Hayes buyout

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins waived Jimmy Hayes Friday with the purpose of buying out the remainder of his contract, and in doing so the franchise officially has nothing to show for the trade that sent Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars four years ago. On July 4, 2013, former Bruins general manager Peter..." June 30

  • Report | Patrick Sharp fielding multiple calls regarding contract

    Fanrag Sports "Veteran forward Patrick Sharp is heading into free agency with a lot of unknowns this summer. The three-time Stanley Cup champion and former Chicago Blackhawks winger has been linked back to his former club, while the Dallas Stars – the team he’s skated for over the last two years – mentioned..." June 27

  • Methot: 'I have zero ill-will towards anybody'

    Ottawa Citizen "Marc Methot didn’t want to move on but he’s happy he finally has a new home. The former Ottawa Senators’ defenceman, picked up by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft last Wednesday, told Postmedia Tuesday morning in his first interview since being dealt to the Dallas Stars Monday..." June 27

  • Sens tried to get Methot back from Vegas

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators did their best to make sure they didn’t lose Marc Methot in the expansion draft. They attempted to get Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-move clause so they could keep Methot, but that didn’t work out. On Monday, TSN hockey analyst Pierre LeBrun reported that the Golden..." June 27

  • Stars acquire defenceman Marc Methot from Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have acquired defenceman Marc Methot from the Vegas Golden Knights. Methot has spent the past five seasons with the Ottawa Senators, having spent much of his time alongside Erik Karlsson on the team’s first pairing. The 32-year-old is not known for his offensive..." June 27

  • Stars sign Lindell to 2-year, $4.4M deal "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Esa Lindell to a two-year, $4.4-million contract extension. Lindell, 23, posted 18 points (6-12=18) in 73 games played for Dallas during the 2016-17 regular season, his first full season in the NHL. He..." June 26

  • Dallas Stars waive Antti Niemi for purpose of a buyout

    Sportsnet "With three NHL goalies currently on the roster, the Dallas Stars had $15.3 million committed to the position for next season. On Monday, according to a report from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, the team took a step to reduce that cost. According to Heika, the Stars waived 33-year-old..." June 26

  • Stars' draft decisions makes free agency that much more important for Dallas

    Sports Day "Jim Nill had to make a tough decision Friday -- give up a potential franchise-level player to help his team now via trade or trust that his scouts are right about Miro Heiskanen and Jake Oettinger. He chose the latter. That means free agency could be much more important for the Stars..." June 25

  • Stars add Barnes and Wilson to Hitch’s staff, retain Fraser

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas filled out Ken Hitchcock’s coaching staff on Thursday, with a host of familiar faces. Hitchcock’s longtime assistant, Rick Wilson, has come aboard, as has former Stars forward Stu Barnes. In announcing those hires, GM Jim Nill also revealed the club would retain the services of assistant..." June 22

  • Cody Eakin set to become Vegas Golden Knight

    Fanrag Sports "In yet another of the fast-pouring leaks from the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft, it’s been reported that Dallas Stars forward Cody Eakin is set to become the Vegas Golden Knights’ selection from Texas later this evening. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Eakin was drafted 85th overall by the..." June 21

  • Stars lock up another young defenseman in Bystrom

    Pro Hockey Talk "Much of the focus is on teams gearing up for the expansion draft, but franchises could also get some signings in on Saturday. The Dallas Stars did just that with defensive prospect Ludwig Bystrom. The team signed him to a one-year, two-way deal today. Dallas didn’t list the financial terms of..." June 18

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Friedman: Devils, Stars could dangle No. 1, No. 3 picks in NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "Teams rarely trade top-10 picks leading up to an NHL Draft but 2017 could be different. The New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars currently hold the top three picks, respectively, and hockey insider Elliotte Friedman believes these teams might be more inclined to consider..." June 09

  • Could Benning dangle Tanev as trade bait for third-overall pick?

    The Province "Dallas should have interest in Chris Tanev In snooker, it’s not the shot you make, it’s the one you leave. The Vancouver Canucks have a shot at the third-overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft which the Dallas Stars are dangling. So do many others. The Stars need an established top-four,..." June 03

  • Valeri Nichushkin '50-50' to return to Stars next season, scout says "Dallas Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin could return to the NHL next season after playing this season in the Kontinental Hockey League. Stars director of amateur scouting Joe McDonnell told on Friday at the NHL Scouting Combine that it will be up to Nichushkin. "He's in Russia now and..." June 03

  • Capitals not ruling out trade of Alex Ovechkin: Three potential destinations

    CBS Sports "While the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators square off for championship glory, the Washington Capitals are left to juggle questions about the future of their franchise centerpiece, Alex Ovechkin. Such is life for a team that, after another disappointing but unsurprising exit from the..." June 01