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06-07-2013, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by sobrien View Post
I thought he just signed in the KHL?
Per another thread, Dal only acquires his rights.


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http://starsblog.dallasnews.com/2013...aft-pick.html/


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The Stars on Friday acquired the rights to defenseman Sergei Gonchar for a conditional sixth round draft pick.

The Stars are hoping to get him signed to a two-year contract. If they do, Ottawa will get the draft pick. If they don’t, the Stars keep the draft pick.

Gonchar, 39, is a four-time All-Star Game participant who the Stars see as a potential No.1 defenseman, or possibly as a power play specialist. Gonchar has been a 25-minute player for most of his career, and averaged 23:59 in 45 games with Ottawa last season.

He tallied three goals and added 24 assists for 27 points. That ranked 16th among defensemen in the NHL. Gonchar is coming off a three-year contract in Ottawa in which he averaged $5.5 million a season. He has told reporters in Ottawa that he wants a two-year deal, something that Ottawa appeared hesitant to give at his advanced age.

However, the Stars gave Ray Whitney a two-year deal last summer at 40 and were rewarded when Whitney tallied 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) in 32 games. Dallas seems fine with the older player.

Gonchar has had few injury issues in recent seasons. He also played 37 games for Metallurg in the KHL during the lockout last season, and tallied 29 points (3G, 26 A) there.

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Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 06-07-2013 at 06:25 PM. Reason: Added link and article
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