The goaltender was signed to bring stability to the Stars’ crease, but he has been drastically outplayed by those already on the roster. Since practically the start of the salary cap era, NHL free agency has been more or less synonymous with bad deals.
The Dallas Stars had a top priority heading into this summer — fill the void that Jamie Oleksiak left. The top four of their defense has been their strength the past few seasons and has pushed them into contention for the Stanley Cup.
Both players project to be AHL players, bolstering the Stars’ organizational depth on the blueline. The Dallas Stars continue to make moves on the first day of free agency with a pair of depth signings.
Holtby joins a crowded crease in Dallas in what is one of the most stunning free agency moves of the day (so far). In what is one of the most stunning moves across the NHL today, the Dallas Stars have officially signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a one-year deal worth $2M.
A former “iron man” with the Ducks, Cogliano was one of the most dependable players in the NHL for more than a decade, playing every game in each of his first 10 seasons and consistently producing around 30-40 points.
The 32-year old center will reportedly carry an average annual value of $1.5 million over the course of the contract. The Dallas Stars addressed another item on their free agency check list with the signing of 32-year-old center Luke Glendening to a two-year, $1.5 million average annual value contract.
The Dallas Stars wasted no time in making a free agent splash. On Wednesday morning– the first day of NHL free agency– TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported that Dallas agreed to a four-year, $3.65 average annual value deal with defenseman Ryan Suter.
It could’ve been the Dallas Stars first chance at drafting in the lottery since 2018- but instead, general manager Jim Nill and co. pulled the trigger on a trade drop down the draft ladder Friday night.