Found June 10, 2013 on
Around The Rink:
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, the Dallas Stars signed Gonchar to a two-year, $10 million deal.
Gonchar instantly becomes the most experienced blueliner for the Stars. A first-round pick of the Washington Capitals back in 1992, Gonchar has played 18 NHL seasons with the Capitals (1994-2004), Boston Bruins (2004), Pittsburgh Penguins (2005-2010), and Ottawa Senators (2010-2013). He leads all active defenseman in points (775) and assists (558), and is second only to Roman Hamrlik in games played amongst all active NHL defensemen.
He will bring a veteran presence to a Dallas blueline that features only one other player over 30 (Stephane Robidas, 36), and will likely feature one or two rookies next year, as prospects like Jamie Oleksiak, Joe Morrow and Patrik Nemeth work their way up the ranks. In addition to a mentoring presence, Gonchar will also be counted on to improve Dallas’ special teams, as he is a noted power play quarterback. With 101 man-advantage tallies, half of his 217 career goals have come on the power play. Dallas will use that to improve a power play unit that ranked 18th in the NHL last year with a 17% success rate on the power play.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
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...
As reported by TSN, Sergei Gonchar has agreed to a two-year deal worth $10 million to play for the Dallas Stars. the Ottawa Senators will receive a conditional sixth sixth round draft pick this year as part of the deal.I'm actually surprised Ottawa let Gonchar go for so little in return. This is a player who had quite a remarkable bounce back season leading the Ottawa Senators...
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...
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...
Sergei Gonchar has signed a two-year deal in Dallas for $10M. Truly a sign of the times in terms of the market value of UFA defensemen of any repute and also sign that Jim Nill is going to bring the Detroit "build from a strong D out" system to Dallas.
Mark Streit meanwhile, has to be licking his chops and there is some speculation Streit's rights could be dealt...
Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter!
Rumors of a desired two-year deal and KHL Metallurg Magnitogorsk ready to make a major offer to Sergei Gonchar, it became rather clear that Ottawa's UFA defenseman would be wearing a different sweater come the 2012-2013 season.
In a bit of a surprise, Gonchar was moved well before the free agency market opened up on July 5th -- his...
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...