Stars Rumors & News

  • 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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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 NHL.com 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

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • Ben Bishop is Stars' No. 1 goalie, GM says

    NHL.com "Ben Bishop will be the starting goalie for the Dallas Stars next season. However, what the Stars do with each of their other two goalies remains unclear. "We look forward to him being our No. 1 goalie moving forward with the team," Stars general manager Jim Nill said Friday of Bishop, who was..." May 27

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Stars make more changes in goal, hire ex-Detroit coach Bedard

    Pro Hockey Talk "Suspect netminding has plagued Dallas for two straight years, and GM Jim Nill is switching things up accordingly. On the heels of acquiring Ben Bishop and signing him to a long-term contract, Nill has reportedly hired veteran goalie coach Jim Bedard, per In Goal Magazine. Bedard will replace..." May 24

  • Looking at the NHL’s top 12 buyout candidates in 2017

    Sportsnet "Under-performing players, albatross contracts and a relatively flat 2017-18 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon hand you a get-out-jail card. But it ain’t free. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to..." May 24

  • Stars GM Jim Nill willing to trade third-overall pick for player

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars made some noise earlier this month by acquiring Ben Bishop then signing the netminder to a long-term contract, and general manager Jim Nill might not be done wheeling and dealing. Nill told NHL Network Radio Thursday he is willing to trade the third-overall pick in the 2017 NHL..." May 19

  • John Nyberg inks entry-level deal for Dallas Stars

    Fanrag Sports "It was confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the Dallas Stars have inked defenseman and 2014 draft selection John Nyberg to a three-year, entry-level deal with the Central Division club. A native of Göteborg, Sweden, Nyberg was drafted by the Stars in the sixth round of the 2014 draft with the..." May 18

  • Stars open to moving No. 3 pick

    TSN "Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill said Thursday he's open to moving the No. 3 overall pick in June's entry draft for a current NHL player. Nill, whose Stars moved up five slots in the draft lottery, says he's already had conversations about the pick but expects more interest to come. "I..." May 18

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Ben Bishop: Vegas ‘thinking younger’ for goalie search

    Sportsnet "When discussing the path that led him to join the Dallas Stars, Ben Bishop dropped an interesting little nugget on the Vegas Golden Knights, with whom he did not come close to signing. “There was some talk of it,” Bishop told Hockey Central at Noon Monday. “From what I heard, they were thinking..." May 15

  • Bishop says health not an issue — important, since he’s signed ’til 2023

    Pro Hockey Talk "After announcing they’d signed Ben Bishop to a $29.5 million deal, the Stars faced some questions about the term they handed out: Six years. It’s a pretty lengthy contract for a guy that turns 31 this fall, and has dealt with his fair share of injury problems. But according to Bishop, there..." May 12

  • Stars announce 6-year contract for Ben Bishop at $29.5 million

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a six-year, $29.5-million contract extension. Bishop, 30, was acquired by the Stars on May 9 in a deal that sent a fourth round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, originally Montreal's, to Los..." May 12

  • Stars upgrade to 1st round pick in Eaves deal

    TSN "The Dallas Stars were beneficiaries of the Anaheim Ducks' Game 7 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Since the Ducks reached the conference final round, the second-round pick the Stars acquired from the Ducks for Patrick Eaves in February was upgraded to a first-round selection in..." May 11