Stars Re-sign Goligoski.

Stars re-sign Goligoski.

The Dallas Stars have announced today the re-signing of defenseman Alex Goligoski to a four-year, $18.4 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Goligoski was eligible for RFA status this summer and was earning an average annual salary of $1.833 million per season. His new deal is now worth an average of $4.6 million per season, commencing in 2012-13. He has 15 points in 36 games this season, and is on pace for 28 points overall, down considerably from the 46 he had last season split between Dallas and Pittsburgh, though that’s attributable to a broken thumb suffered earlier in the season which sidelined him for 11 games. An expensive re-signing, but one one the Stars feel is worthwhile, especially if he returns to last season’s numbers on a consistent basis.

3 Comments

  1. A bit risky….but considering they gave up Neal and Niskanen to get him…..they cannot afford to let him go via UFA in the next couple years. Hopefully he returns to form, and if so this is a solid deal!

  2. Somewhere Kaberle shakes his head in bewilderment but i am guessing this contract goes under the radar Goligorski being born in north america and all…

  3. Given the how the ownership change with the Stars should bring in a change of atmosphere and with it new bodies on an improved roster, I can only imagine that Goligoski will return to last years form. It was no secret that having a star player of Richards calibre was a huge plus to everyone’s numbers, but until this team ends up back on track every player will not hit their potential. They have Benn and Eriksson who are improving all the time so with Goligoski the pieces are coming together for their PP. Right now his immediate success depends on the trade deadline and offseason.