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Stars agree to terms with defenseman Alex Goligoski on four-year extension

Monday, 01.23.2012 / 12:07 PM / News
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Stars agree to terms with defenseman Alex Goligoski on four-year extension

Frisco, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Alex Goligoski (gall-ih-gah-ski) on a four-year contract extension worth $18.4 million (averaging $4.6 million per season). His current contract expires this summer. The new deal puts Goligoski under contract with the Stars through the 2015-16 season.

“We’re very pleased that we were able to sign Alex to this extension,” said Stars owner Tom Gaglardi. “We are committed to building a winner here in Dallas and that starts with re-signing your key players and maintaining a solid foundation for your roster.”

Added Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk, “Alex Goligoski is one of our core players and we are very pleased to get him under contract during the prime of his career. Alex is a character person and one of the anchors of our blue-line. He’s a big part of our hockey club.”

Goligoski, 26, is in his fourth NHL season and his second with the Stars. He has played in 236 career games, scoring 33 goals and 87 assists for 120 points and a +28 plus/minus rating. The 5-11, 181-pound defenseman leads Dallas in overall time-on-ice per-game (22:34), as well as power play time-on-ice per-game (3:38) this season. Goligoski has logged over 20 minutes of ice-time per-game in 54 of his 59 contests as a member of the Dallas Stars since coming to the team via a trade with Pittsburgh on Feb. 21, 2011.

Pittsburgh’s second round selection (61st overall) at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Goligoski was a member of the Penguin’s 2009 Stanley Cup Championship team. A native of Grand Rapids, Minn., he played three seasons at the University of Minnesota (2004-07), scoring 25 goals and 73 assists for 98 points in 117 games. The 5-11, 180-pound defenseman was named First-Team All-American, First-Team All-WCHA, and WCHA Defensive Player of the Year as a junior in 2006-07.








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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 34 22 7 5 99 90 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
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12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 30 23 15 7 38
J. Benn 30 8 18 0 26
J. Spezza 30 6 18 -9 24
A. Roussel 30 7 9 -3 16
T. Daley 30 6 9 -14 15
A. Goligoski 30 1 12 2 13
C. Eakin 27 6 5 4 11
S. Horcoff 30 4 7 0 11
E. Cole 29 5 5 -5 10
R. Garbutt 23 5 5 -5 10
 
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