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The Dallas Stars have signed Sergei Gonchar to a two-year, $10 million contract after trading for the 39-year-old defenseman last week.
The deal announced Monday adds to the Stars' veteran defensive core of Trevor Daley, Alex Goligoski and Stephane Robidas.
Gonchar was set to become a free agent when Ottawa traded him to the Stars for a sixth-round pick in the draft this year. The Russian was fifth among NHL defensemen with 24 assists this season. He was Ottawa's second-leading scorer with 27 points (three goals, 24 assists).
Gonchar is first in points (775) and assists (558) and second in games played (1,177) among active NHL defensemen. He has played for Washington, Boston, Pittsburgh and Ottawa.
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FRISCO, Texas - The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has signed defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a two-year, $10 million ($5 million per season) contract through the 2014-15 season.
"Sergei is a high-end offensive defenseman who can quarterback a power play and help generate offense from the blue line," Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill said. "Sergei...
18-year NHL veteran Sergei Gonchar joins the Dallas Stars on a two-year deal. Image Credit: Jim McIsaac, Getty Images
Despite previous rumors that Sergei Gonchar would be leaving the NHL to go play in Russia’s KHL, the 39-year-old defenseman will in fact be staying in North America. Days after acquiring his right from the Ottawa Senators for a conditional sixth-round draft pick...
Spoke with a close source today who passed along an intriguing rumor out of Dallas: General manager Jim Nill is "moving forward with an aggressive plan to make over the Stars roster now and in the future, which could include making a push for acquiring the top spot in the 2013 Draft from Colorado in order to select Seth Jones." While every team in the NHL covets Jones...
NHLTags: Bobby SanguinettiErik GustafssonMike KostkaSergei GoncharTy WishartThe already sparse free agent market set to open on July 5 has just lost another defenseman.
Sergei Gonchar, who was supposedly on the Philadelphia Flyers’ radar as a stopgap support on the blueline, has been signed to a two-year, $10 million contract by the Dallas...
Katie Strang at ESPN.com reports that the Dallas Stars have former Rangers head coach John Tortorella on their radar as they continue their search for a new head coach.
Strang adds that the Stars have yet to seek permission from the Rangers to speak with Tortorella.
...wonder if Torts will place a call to Sean Avery to get some insight into what Dallas has to offer. lol...
The subject of today’s profile is defenseman Robert Hagg, a young Swedish defenseman who has slowly been making his way through the MODO system in the last four years.
Age: 18 (Born Feb. 8, 1995)
Weight: ~200+ lbs
ISS: 23rd in April, now outside the top...
By Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG)
Friday afternoon saw the first significant free agency related domino fall, with the Ottawa Senators sending veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a conditional sixth round draft pick. With free agency looming, the time seems ripe to discuss what to expect in free agency under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement...
“I am very excited because I know they are going to be doing everything to make sure the team is going to be turned around and move forward, and the team is going to be better next year. I feel like the organization is going to improve the team over the summer, and I am really excited to be part of it.”
“My priority at this stage of my career is to really have a chance...