Jason Robertson and Dallas Stars break stalemate, signs 4-year deal
The holdout for forward Jason Robertson is over and the Dallas Stars announced a four-year deal worth $31 million for an average annual value of $7.75 million.
“Jason is an integral part of the present and future of our team and we’re thrilled to have him for the next four years,” said GM Jim Nill in press release. “Since he was drafted by our organization, he has worked tirelessly to become a better player every day. His knack for scoring goals and seeing plays develop on the ice are just some of the tremendous assets that he brings to our team. He is one of the best young players in the NHL and we look forward to seeing him continue to progress.”
Earlier in the day, insider Kevin Weekes reported the two sides were working on a new extension.
Dallas Stars sign Jason Robertson
Robertson, 23, notched 41 goals and 79 points in 74 games last season for the Stars recording 11 game-winning goals in the process. He trailed only Joe Pavelski for the team lead in scoring by two points.
A second-round draft pick by Dallas in 2017, Robertson has 125 points (58 goals, 67 assists) in 128 career games.
He played the past the last three seasons on a three-year entry-level contract totaling $2.78 million.
This is a big season for the Dallas Stars with new head coach Peter DeBoer at the helm.
DeBoer, 54, has an overall record of 513-379-123 in stops with the Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, San Jose Sharks and Golden Knights.
The veteran coach had reached the playoffs in each of his first two seasons behind the bench for Vegas after replacing Gerard Gallant on January 15, 2020. He was dismissed shortly after the 2021-22 campaign when they failed to make the playoffs.