It's been just over a year since the Dallas Stars locked up defenseman Trevor Daley with a six-year contract extension. Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk announced a similar move on Monday, stating the club had agreed to a four-year extension on fellow blue-liner Alex Goligoski.
"Goose" joined the Stars just under a year ago thanks to a pre-deadline deal with Pittsburgh that sent James Neal and Matt Niskanen to the Steel City in exchange for the Minnesota native. In 36 games this season, the 26-year-old has 15 points (5-10-15) in his fifth NHL season.
He's clearly glad to have the stability that accompanies such an announcement for nothing else but the fact that the entire process is now concluded. "I'm excited that the process is over. It's real exciting to know that for four years I'm going to play here," Goligoski said. "We've got a good group of guys here. Since the second I got here, I felt really comfortable."
This announcement was something that had been in the works for several months...