Friday, May 12, 2017

Bishop Agrees to Play for Stars

Make it 2-for-2, in terms of goalie rights being dealt and contracts to follow right away.

The Dallas Stars agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent-to-be Ben Bishop on Friday afternoon, signing him to a 6-year, $29.5 million deal, which works out to be a touch less than $5 million per year on an annual cap hit.

Bishop was dealt from Los Angeles, earlier this week, and it was reported that the Stars were very high on his priority list, which would explain why the deal went down so quickly.

This now means that the Stars have three pool worthy goalies from the 2017 season locked in for the 2018 season, which should mean that they are far from being done in this off-season, be it at the expansion draft or through other means.

I think we can all expect to see Bishop as the number one guy, come opening night in October, which is a pretty big win for the Stars, as he should give the team a little bit more stability in net.

Forwards Cap Defense Cap Goalies Cap
Jamie Benn 9.500 John Klingberg 4.250 Kari Lehtonen 5.900
Jason Spezza 7.500 Ben Bishop 4.917
Tyler Seguin 5.750 Antti Niemi 4.500
Devin Shore 0.870
Cody Eakin 3.850 Dan Hamhuis 3.750 Landon Bow 0.698
Antoine Roussel 2.000 Gavin Bayreuther 0.925 Philippe Desrosiers 0.662
Denis Gurianov 0.925 Julius Honka 0.863
Jason Dickinson 0.894 Greg Pateryn 0.850
Nick Caamano 0.745 Dillon Heatherington 0.771
Remi Elie 0.745 Niklas Hansson 0.746
Curtis McKenzie 0.700 Stephen Johns 0.725
MattIas Janmark 0.700 Andrew Bodnarchuk 0.725
Adam Cracknell 0.675 Chris Martenet 0.703
Cole Ully 0.647 Ondrej Vala 0.680
Roope Hintz 0.812
Justin Dowling 0.650

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