The Dallas Stars made some big splashes when free agent frenzy began, but are now also taking care of some more internal contract work. Nicholas Caamano and Colton Point, two of the team’s restricted free agents, have been signed to one-year, two-way contracts for 2021-22. Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News tweets that both deals are worth $750K at the NHL level.
Caamano, 22, was one of the Stars players who tested positive for COVID-19 in training camp, leading to a delayed start to the season. After that, however, he spent the entire year with the team, bouncing back and forth between the active roster and taxi squad. He played in 24 games, but failed to score a single goal, registering just a single assist. Known more for his size and strength than his goal-scoring ability, he did rack up 41 hits in limited action and even took part in one of Dallas’ 12 fights. He’ll be in a battle for playing time once again, but the Stars obviously like him enough in that fourth-line role.
Point meanwhile will only be getting an NHL look if the Stars run into injury trouble. The 23-year-old goaltender played in 16 games for the Texas Stars this season, posting an .898 save percentage. Standing 6’5″, Point’s development will continue with the hope that he can reach the NHL at some point down the road. That probably won’t be this year, as after signing Braden Holtby, Dallas has four NHL-level netminders under contract. While it’s not clear what will happen in Ben Bishop’s case, the trio of Holtby, Anton Khudobin, and Jake Oettinger will surely take the full slate of games this season.