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.