The Dallas Stars said big things were in store this month and so far they’ve kept their word. From retiring Mike Modano’s number to unveiling new uniforms, the Stars on moving swiftly into the future and that’s one that involves Sergei Gonchar. According to TSN, less than 24 hours after trading for his rights with the Ottawa Seantors, the Stars and Gonchar have agreed on a two year deal worth around $10 million.
The Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a two-year, $10 million contract with defenceman Sergei Gonchar, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
TSN also reported that prior to having his rights traded to Dallas, Gonchar was considering heading over to Russia to play in the KHL. He got the multiyear offer he wanted though, only it came from the Stars and not the Senators. With the loss of Erik Karlsson for most of the season, Gonchar stepped up in a big bad way and earned the contract Dallas is giving him.
The deal from the Stars is less than the deal he’s just coming off of as he was paid around $16 million by the Sens but given the length of time he’s been around the league, pulling off a multiyear contract worth what Gonchar snagged is impressive.
Gonchar’s deal with the Stars is still pending league paperwork but it’s expected to get done as at 39-years of age, Gonchar might not find a better place to play for the money he’d make in Dallas.