Report: Oilers Trade Horcoff to Stars.

TSN reports this evening the Edmonton Oilers have traded Shawn Horcoff to the Dallas Stars. Details to follow.

UPDATE: TSN’s Darren Dreger reports via Twitter, ” Hearing defenseman Philip Larsen and a 7th to Oil. Could be more going to Dallas”.

The Edmonton Sun’s Robert Tychkowski reports the Oilers claim the trade won’t be finalized until tomorrow (July 5).

Oilers ship Shawn Horcoff to the Stars.

Oilers ship Shawn Horcoff to the Stars.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: Stars GM Jim Nill strikes again.  Only hours after pulling off the blockbuster of the summer by shipping Loui Eriksson and some prospects to Boston for Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and a minor league blueliner, he further bolsters his depth at center by landing Horcoff. I’m curious to find out if the Oilers will be picking up part of the remaining two year’s of Horcoff’s contact (at a cap hit of $5.5 million per season).  Horcoff had to waive his no-trade clause to agree to this deal. He’s no longer capable of average 40-50 points per season but remains a hard-working leader who is strong on the draw and defensively sound. The Stars might try him on their second line but at this stage in his career he’s probably best used on the third line.

 Larsen, 23, has decent puck-moving ability and could provide some much-needed depth on the Oilers blueliner. His salary is worth a cap hit of $1.025 million per season and expires after next season, so by moving out Horcoff, they’ve freed up over $4 million in cap space, which Oilers GM Craig MacTavish could use toward landing a veteran free agent.


  1. Stars new GM, Jim Nill, is reinventing the team in Dallas. I wonder if Ken Holland will be able to handle transactions in Detroit without him?

  2. Stars felt they were week down the middle and go grab Seguin, Peverly, and Horcoff! So I wonder who is getting the move to the wing, Peverly, Eakin, or Fiddler? My bet is that Eakin is moved to the wing and the Stars go with Seguin, Peverly, Horcoff, Fiddler down the middle. I still believe the Stars are very weak on the wing though.

  3. Benn is the top center, then Eakin, then Horcoff.
    I think Seguin will play first line right wing while
    Peverly will play third line right wing alongside Horcs.

    • Benn will be playing wing this year. Jim Nill has explicitly stated that his goal was to move Benn back out to his natural position. First line will likely be Seguin at center with Benn & Whitney on the wings.